Plateau State FA Pours Encomiums On Giant Step Taken By JAFA In Repositioning Football In Jos North

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In their frantic efforts in returning football to the community level, the Plateau State Football Association, led by its Chairman, Sunday Samson Longbap, has commended the Jos North Amateur Football Association for taking the bull by the horn.

The Jos North Amateur Football Association, led by its Chairman, Choji Chung James had earlier on Friday called on all the grassroots clubs in Jos North local government area of Plateau to a meeting on how to reposition football at the grassroots level in the local government area.

In his words, Mr. Choji Chung James, who mounted the seat of leadership after the loss of former Chairman, Alhaji Ali Jarawa to the cold hands of death, said: “My association just discovered that working in the tenet of leadership put on ground by our parent body, which is the PFA, we need put an end to fight over ownership of players by clubs by getting all of them registering all their players at our office, from there we will go ahead and revive the dead and forgotten JAFA league, made for grassroots clubsides in Jos North which had before now been the hub of soccer attraction and produced alot of talents.”

It would be recalled that the Plateau State Football Association led by its Chairman, Sunday Longbap, almost four years ago, inaugurated 17 Chairmen to head and run football activities for the 17 local government areas of the State in order to take football development to the nook and crannies of Plateau State blessed with exciting football talents.

The Plateau State FA Chairman live at the gathering, praised but admonished the coaches and owners of grassroots clubs and football academies owners for engaging the youths in profitable venture and hence, protecting them from social vices.

Sunday Longbap continues: “I believe this huge step taken forward by JAFA, of which we have been hammering on will challenge other local government FAs to do same too. With this, the peace we are currently enjoying on the Plateau will be maintained, because the moment youths are engaged and kept busy, it will be very difficult to have them engage in social vices. Football promotes peace and unity and we will surely maximize this beautiful game’s benefits.”

Up to 100 grassroots clubsides in Jos North local area are expected to get themselves affiliated with JAFA via the JAFA league that will commence next month.

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