Pro league: In-form Nasarawa United, Lafia storm Jos for north-central derby against Plateau United

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Nerves are already twitching and trembling with sensation as Plateau United prepares to host Nasarawa United, Lafia at the Jos International Stadium on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Nasarawa United are top of their game with a 1-2 away victory against Warri Wolves in Ozoro last week.

In Jos, it promises to be a fight of the big boys as the two teams revive the fierce rivalry in what promises to be a display of best football artistry.

It is the first North-Central derby since the commencement of the new league season, with the ‘Peace Boys’, as Plateau United are nicknamed, trailing the Solid Miners who are currently topping the league table with 14 points from six matches.

The last time both sides met at the Jos International Stadium, it ended 2-1 in favour of the Governor Abdullahi A. Sule Boys in a preseason friendly, late last year, same way their last league meeting ended, but in favour of the host during the 2019/2020 season which was halted after 25 matches due to the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Expectedly, the game will come with lots of thrills and frills as previous encounters between these two great NPFL teams had lived up to the fans’ expectations.

With no fans allowed into match venues in compliance with COVID-19 Protocols, followers of the league will have nothing to worry about as the Plateau United versus Nasarawa United duel will be televised live on terrestrial station, Nigeria Television Authority, (NTA), while the league’s official broadcast channel, NPFLtv, will beam it live to the global audience.

The kick-off is 4 o’clock in the afternoon, local time.

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