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AITEO Cup: Can Plateau United join exclusive list of double champions?

It has been an awesome season for Kennedy Boboye and his Players achieving their first ever League success, the big question now is, can they move a notch higher to achieve the double? Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United, have a chance to maintain their push to join an elite list of clubs that have won the Nigerian double.

United gaffer, Kennedy Boboye, led his wards against lower division campaigners, Akwa Starlets, seeking to make the club the seventh to achieve the double.

Plateau United on Wednesday 13th September pulled up a resounding 2-1 win against the Akwa Starlets. The Victory over the second tier Akwa Starlets has earned Boboye’s side a place in the quarter-finals and takes him just two steps away from his first Cup final.

Speaking on their chance of winning the double, the victorious Boboye said: “Definitely, it is possible. It depends on how we work towards it and we are working hard for that.”

Interestingly, the only time Plateau United won the Cup was in 1999 after defeating Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now Heartland FC) in the final.

Truth be told. Akwa Starlets must be ready for serious business.

The Uyo side may have scored six goals in previous Round 64 and 32 matches, but this is their first real test in the Aiteo Cup.

On paper United look good to claim this, but the Cup race is indeed unpredictable.

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