By Sedara Philip
A cagey North-central Nigeria Premier Football League match-day 15 derby clash between Nasarawa United versus hosts, Plateau United, ended 1-0 in favour of the home side at the New Jos Stadium, on Sunday evening.
In a game largely dominated by the Solid Miners, it was Nenrot Silas’ 13th minute deflected goal that separated both sides at full-time.
Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, represented by his Deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe, together with a high-powered Nasarawa State Government delegation, comprising the Commissioners for Youth and Sports Development, Amb. Lucky Isaac Yargwa; Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Yakubu Mohammed Lawal; Environment, Hon. Kwanta Yakubu Bohar; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development; immediate past Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Othman Bala Adam, among others, were in Jos to lend moral and psychological support to the 2021 Aiteo Federation Cup runners-up.
Nasarawa United who are still pushing to move out of the red zone in Group ‘A’ will host Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan in their next game on Sunday, 29th April, 2023.
Before then, the team will travel to Minna, Niger State, for a round of 64 National Federation Cup tie against Kebbi United on Wednesday, 26th April, 2023.