Match Preview: Niger Tornadoes host Plateau United

The much-anticipated encounter between 2017 Aiteo cup finalist Niger Tornadoes and current Nigeria Professional Football League champions Plateau United will kick off this Sunday. Niger Tornadoes regain their fine form against Abia Warriors in Minna, after some series of bad results which see the bottom of the league for the first since the Minna based secured their ticket to the elite division of Nigeria league, they will be hoping to continue their fine form against the reigning champions Plateau united when they lock horn this Sunday at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

The reigning champions have long been spying this fixture as potential relief in amidst continental engagement, but they have lost to Abia Warriors at Umuahia Township Stadium in Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 11 fixtures by 1-0. This game may come too soon for Niger Tornadoes Mustapha Aliko to return to the host starting XI, but the team doctors are yet to certify his clean bill of health.





Interim technical adviser Hamza Abara has disclosed to the team media department TORNADOES MEDIA ahead of the match that the team are in high spirit ahead of the game.

“Plateau United are the current champions, we have a lot of respect for them, but we are not taking anything for granted some this Sunday”

“We need to move out of our current position on the league standing by any means necessary”
The visitors will be banking on their continental experience as the Nigeria Professional Football League champions as they flew in from Tunisia en route Abuja.

Niger Tornadoes forward Bashir Usman also disclosed to the team media department that “the team is high spirit and confident of getting the maximum point against the league”.

“Plateau United are the current league champions, because of that we have a lot of respect for them” He concluded.

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Current Position of both teams Niger Tornadoes 14th with 13points, Plateau United 3rd with 18 points

Match Overview
Match Day 12 – Niger Tornadoes versus Plateau United
Venue – Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna

Time – 4:00pm