BREAKING: Plateau United Win First Nigeria Premier League Title
Plateau United have emerged as the new champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League as the Jos-based team beat Rangers 2-0 on Saturday to win the 2016/17 title.
One goal in the first half through Chukwuemeka Umeh and another one late in the second half through Benjamin Turba saw Plateau United emerge as the 19th champions of the Nigeria Premier League.
Apart from lifting the giant trophy on Saturday, Plateau United also pocketed N50m having finished as champions.
They will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League along with runners-up MFM FC, who lost 2-1 at El Kanemi Warriors.
Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 38 Result
Plateau United vs Enugu Rangers 2-0
El-kanemi Warriors vs MFM 2-1
Gombe United vs Wikki Tourists 0-1
Abia Warriors vs Rivers United 4-1
Akwa United vs Kano Pillars 3-0
Remo Stars 0-1 Sunshine Stars
Niger Tornadoes vs Shooting Stars 2-0
Ifeanyiubah vs Lobi Stars 1-1
Nasarawa United vs ABS 1-1
Enyimba vs Katsina United 1-0