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Plateau United to hang on to top spot



Plateau United coach, Patrick Mancha has said his wards have come to stay as leaders of NNL Division A.

The Tin City lads lead the pack on 10 points from five matches and one point adrift city challengers, Mighty Jets.

Both sides are scheduled to clash this weekend in a Matchday 6 encounter that will go a long way to establish the bona fide landlords of Jos.

The Jos derby will hold at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos used as home ground by the four Jos-based NNL sides, Plateau United, Mighty Jets, Giwa FC and JUTH FC.

Mancha said his side do not see themselves at the top of the log by accident.

"Of course, we didn't climb to the top by chance or did it come to anybody as a surprise. We worked very hard to attain the height and we're not in a hurry to relinquish the leadership.

"We're committed to staying focus and working harder so that our dream for promotion to the Premier League will be a reality.

"And the challenge to stay afloat starts this weekend when we travel to confront Mighty Jets. It's a local derby that comes with it's unique challenge but hardwork and determination will surely see us through.

"Though it's an away game but the beauty of the tie is same turf that host our home matches is the venue, it's a familiar terrain and we'll play before our fans. So we won't let go the three points," said the former Nigerian player to supersport.com.

The former NPL side were 2-0 better than Zamfara United on Matchday 5 at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.

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