Plateau United F.C.

Plateau United Football Club of Jos (usually known as Plateau United) is a Nigerian football (soccer) club, that plays in the Nigerian Professional Football League. Before 1991, they were known as the JIB Strikers FC.[2]

Plateau United FC
Full namePlateau United Football Club of Jos
Founded1975
GroundNew Jos Stadium
Jos, Nigeria
Capacity15,000
ChairmanYakubu Taddy
ManagerKenedy Boboye
LeagueNigeria Premier League
20171st [1]

The name "Plateau United" was the former name of their cross-town rivals Mighty Jets.[3]

History

Plateau United were founded in 1975 as JIB Strikers FC.[4]

Plateau United won their first major silverware in 1999, a 1-0 Nigeria Cup final victory over Iwuanyanwu Nationale on a goal by Donatus Iloka.[5] They had lost in the final in 1993 and 1998. They made their continental debut in 2000, but were eliminated after their first tie.[4]

They were promoted to the Nigeria Premier League for the 2010–11 season by winning on the last day against Mighty Jets, but were relegated back the next year on the last day. They were promoted back to the top league on the last day of the 2015 season.[6]

In 2013, their feeder team were one of four clubs suspended, pending an investigation into their 79–0 victory over Akurba FC.[7] The four clubs were accused of match-fixing in order to advance into the professional league. On 22 July 2013, Plateau Feeders, Akurba FC, Police Machine FC and Bubayaro FC were each banned for 10 years, with the players and officials in each game banned for life.

Plateau United won the Nigerian Professional Football League for the first time in 2017, led by coach Kennedy Boboye. [1][8]

Achievements

2017 [1]
1999
Runners-up: 1993, 1998

Performance in CAF competitions

2000  – First Round

Current team

As of January 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK John Gaadi
2 DF Chizoba Amaefule
3 Daniel Itodo
4 Chima Ndukwu
5 DF Jimmy Ambrose
6 Golbe Elisha
7 FW King Osanga
8 Anayor Ogbonna
9 Tosin Omoyele
10 Benjamin Turba
12 FW Ogene Elisha
14 Chukwuemeka Umeh
15 Ibrahim Akide
17 Eneji Moses
No. Position Player
18 Emmanuel James
21 Oladele Ajiboye
22 GK Okiemute Odah
23 Simbad Adams
24 DF Junior Salomon
25 FW Ibrahim Mustapha
Ibeh Johnson
29 Fortune Omoniwari
31 Hamisu Saleh
32 Kabiru Umar
33 Lazarus Fan
34 Bitrus Wash
35 Afolabi Abdulwaheed
36 Mafeng Pam
Emmanuel Odafe

References


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