The battle for the three points at stake will be fierce when Plateau United host Heartland FC at New Jos Stadium by 4pm on Sunday.
The Naze Millionaires who left their base in Owerri on Friday morning arrived Jos at exactly 9:50a.m on Saturday, 9 January 2021, due to unforeseen circumstances and difficulties in navigating their way at Benue State, the team slept over at Lafia, Nasarawa State and continued their journey at dawn.
The Scientific boys had a feel of the New Jos Stadium pitch Saturday evening, as they gear up for their first win of the season having lost to Katsina United 3-2 away, and Nasarawa United 2-1 in Owerri.
Meanwhile, Plateau United were beaten at home by Kwara United 2-0 in their season’s opening game but they regrouped to salvage a point against Wikki Tourist in Bauchi in a North derby. With that, it means that the Abdu Maikaba led Peace Boys are yet to record a goal after two games, unlike their prolific Sunday foes, Heartland FC who have plundered three goals from two games.
Speaking to Heartland Media, Captain of the team, Chijioke Ejiogu who might be handed his first start in between the sticks after injury to first choice goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa says; “we will give our best against plateau united, the morale in camp is high, after receiving two months salaries, we are going all out for a victory.”
LAST FIVE MEETINGS IN THE LEAGUE.
HEARTLAND FC 1-0 PLATEAU UNITED
Dec 8, 2019
PLA TEAU UNITED 0-0 HEARTLAND FC
Apr 7, 2019
HEARTLAND FC 3-0 PLATEAU UNITED
Jan 16, 2019
HEARTLAND FC 1-1 PLATEAU UNITED
Apr 23, 2018
PLA TEAU UNITED 1-1 HEARTLAND FC
Oct 2, 2016