By: Alfred Saiki,

The Plateau State Football Association (PFA) has appreciated Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State, for creating an enabling environment for football to thrive and grow in Plateau state.

This appreciation by the PFA came at the end of the Annual General Assembly (A.G.A) of the PFA, held on the 21st of December, 2018, at Shendam in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau state, where the Congress passed a vote of confidence on the Hon. Samson Longbap led leadership.


In a Press Release signed by the Secretary-General, Chief Elder, Sunday Adi Etsi, made available to the media, the Chairman, PFA, Hon. Sunday Samson Longbap, also congratulated the governor on his “2018 African Award of Excellence”.


The Press Release in part reads:

“The Chairman, P.F.A, Hon. Sunday Samson Longbap appreciated the Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong for creating an enabling environment for football to thrive and grow in Plateau state which is evident by all the achievements through trophies and laurels at all levels in the State and congratulated him on his well deserved 2018 African Award of Excellence.”

“The Congress agreed and adopted that the present Plateau State Football Association’s status be amended and approved the appointment of an Independent External Auditor to constantly check the financial transactions of the Association.”

“The Congress mandated all Local Government Football Associations to organize Football tournaments within their localities in order to promote football at the grassroots.”

“All Local Government Annual General Assembly should take place on or before 13th February, 2019.”

“The Congress also resolved that all tournaments must be registered with the State F.A as well as all football related trips within and outside the state must be reported and cleared by the P.F.A.”

“Congress also expressed her deep and profound gratitude to all security agencies in the state for their security coverage before, during and after all matches and also applauded the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) for their support through timely reportage and sports programmes.”

“Congress unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the Hon. Sunday Samson Longbap led leadership and his Executive members.”

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