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United wins Plateau AITEO Cup

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Plateau United have on yesterday, won this year’s Plateau State FA AITEO Cup after they edged Mighty Jets on penalties in a keenly contested final in Jos.

United trailing the Pride of Rivers on the Nigeria top-flight division (NPFL) log, were held to a goalless draw by the Jets which play in the Nigeria National League (NNL), a division NPFL precedes.

Jets presently sixth on the NNL table held the second-placed team on the NPFL log in the cracky derby final to stall them from recording a win within 90 minutes of game-time.

Although Plateau United had envisaged the match would be tough going by the antecedents of rivalry that exists between the two sides in Jos.

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Expectedly, Mighty Jets’ fans needed a win against Plateau United after the club lost 1-0 to ABS last week’s Saturday to slide behind Yobe Stars that thrashed Zamfara United 3-1 on the NNL table.

In same vein, Plateau United needed to win at all costs to leverage on their one-all draw with Gombe United on Sunday to hand the Pride of Rivers a 10-point lead on the NPFL chart.

Consequent to the stalemate after game-time, Plateau United displayed the superior trait to score all their penalties while Mighty Jets lost one of theirs to hand the former the trophy on a 5-4 outcome.

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