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Half salaries for Plateau Utd players, coaches over first home defeat in 3years

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The players and coaches of Plateau United have been placed on half salaries by the authorities of the club after they fell to a defeat at home on Wednesday.

The former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions were beaten 1-0 by Kada City in a league encounter at the New Jos Stadium.

A Sadiq Suleiman goal for Kaduna-based Kada City in the 83rd minute of the game condemned Plateau United to their first home defeat in three years.

Following the defeat, a media release by the club’s media officer on Friday revealed that the club have decided that the players and the technical crew will not receive their full pay until the fortunes of the club improve.

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The General Manager of the Club, Pius Henwan, who made the management’s position known to the team, said the decision became necessary in view of the manner of the home loss against visiting side Kada City which is unacceptable to the government and people of Plateau State.

Henwan, who expressed displeasure with the lacklustre performance of the team during the midweek tie, noted that the measures will remain until the team get the three points they lost at home from an away game.

He further explained that for the management to take them seriously, they must win their next match against Abia Warriors in Umuahia or at least earn a draw in order to recoup the points.

Plateau United travel to Umuahia where they face Abia Warriors in a matchday-11 encounter next week Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Plateau United have fully served their three-game banishment sentence away in Ilorin and Lafia following crowd troubles that marred their opening league game against FC Ifeanyiubah.

The defeat to Kada City was actually their first match at home since returning from the banishment.

 

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