Sunday Longbap Says, “No Vacancy In Plateau Football Association “, My Stewardship Built More Members

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Yakubu Busari

The Chairman of Plateau Football Association of Nigeria ,Comrade Sunday Longbap has said ,there is no vacancy existing in Plateau state chapter of Nigeria Football Association  for desperate blackmailers ,as he  called on those nursing  ambition for fresh conduct of election to stop their mission .


Longbap in an interview with our correspondent at Universal suite  Hotel for tradition  in Jos North Local Government Council on Thursday .


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He said those condemning his stewardship for lack of performance are mire distractors but under my leadership the exco have done credibly well in promoting the football association to achieve a lot of success.


It was gathered that the media officer for Plateau united was sponsored by a group of desperate office seeker to push aside Comrade Sunday Longbap to fast track their entering PFA leadership .


Longbap explained that he was able to win two troupes in reaction to Mr Albert Dakum so-called claims the media director Plateau United’s club but incidentally he a member of PFA Bokkos LGA and a full flesh member.


According to him ,he held a position as the last election and who is presently calling for desolation of the Exco in the state ,stressing ,that incidentally PFA conducted her annual extra ordinary meeting /election on the 2nd June, 2019 in Miango ,Bassa LGA .


He said ,the election was observe by  the Plateau state government were the permanent secretary youth and sports ministry was in attendance including the representative of NFA .


Sunday Longbap pointed out ,then ,there were six states Football association Chairmen who are also in attendance including ,Kogi,Niger,Kaduna, Nasarawa and Bauchi ,the Executive Chairman of Bassa was also in attendance during the exercise .


He maintained that apart from all  members including media representative of various sports writers ,security personnel were on ground led by the DPO of Bassa .


However, he disclosed that NFA and all members in attendance led a high power delegation to the palace of Baraa ,Irigwe to solicit for his Royal blessing so the issue of delegates for the extra ordinary meeting/ election out of the 23 delegates we had 22 delegates that a veil themselves with exception of Plateau United’s club who for their own reason absconded .


Longbap reiterated that if all delegates were present except one during the conduct of election why should someone who stood against the peaceful exercise now calling for fresh election to be conducted for the Exco he is presently chairing .


He frowned that the author of this malicious write up is a full member of Bokkos Exco so if he  is thinking of going for fresh election or to invalidate an existing structure is absolutely wrong so to me I consider that is not necessary .


Speaking on his performance ,Sunday said I don’t want to blow my own trumpet ,the Plateau United’s has won the league twice in the history of football in the state under my stewardship .


Adding, “the Mighty Jet got promotion from amateur to professional league ,we have the like of Vom vet FC, Mighty jet ,feeder FC ,Solid just to mention a few they were also promoted respectively base on their various league”.



” we were able to gain promotion to local government teams that are now at the national league ,presently Langtang United’s ,Barkin Ladi ,Ganawuri united in Riyom LGA and the recent one is Maichibe in  Pankshin which gain promotion into league”,he added .


On the aspect of human development in sports development ,for the first time an indigent of Plateau state was appointed a director of technical coach Bitrus Bewarang ,we also benefited from NFA backroom staff such as Labaran Danladi who is now creator with the national team the super Eagle including Darlington ,he said.


Sunday revealed that under his stewardship ,the state increase more members of match commissioners from the former seven to 47 both now at premier  ,national and amateur under the referees categories ,world referees and some were promoted to premier ,national leagues and with a lot of them are in great ” one” and of recent one of them got promoted to FIFA ,CAF .


Beside, this malicious write up, he reeled out that coaching aspect a lot coaches got their CAF certificate ,Plateau state amongst the first states in Nigeria to domesticate the football association at the local government level .


“We were among the first states to facilitate the promotion of local government teams for overseas training eg Pankshin ,Bassa to Dubai ,Jos North to Brazil , Mangu to Togo and Jos East to Kenya ,we are presently on championship tour of governor cup 2019&2020 before the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic.

He emphasized that women team is one major breakthrough were the Tin City Queen participated in the last three Aitio federation cup for the past 3 years  ,2017,2018,2019-2020 respectively.


We also organize annual under 13,15 for over 9 years without stopping and we facilitate over 50 players that traveled for their professional career outside Nigeria.


In conclusion ,as a human being no one is perfect but if your one of the Exco and you observe something to be address then you quickly call the attention of the Exco to urgently nip it on board so to me we say no vacancy in PFA .

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