January, 12 2023.
Plateau United will have to play a larger part, if not all of the abridged 2022/2023 season without their reliable defensive midfielder, Jimmy Ambrose.
The inspirational midfielder, we are reliably informed sustained what looks like a career threatening injury, and that has effectively ruled him out of the season already, without Plateau United kicking a ball.
The former Giwa FC of Jos midfielder had been a major force in the holding midfield role, giving a lot of cover to the back line of the Tin City Boys.
In the absence of former Giwa FC captain, Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu will have to turn to Charles Henlong for some succour, until the mid-season transfer window opens.
Like the injured Jimmy Ambrose, Henlong is a tested and energetic player that has now been handed the opportunity to prove his mettle, as the heart of Plateau United's midfield.
Plateau United will on Sunday host Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan at the new Jos Stadium, in the rescheduled Matchday 1 fixture of the Nigeria Premier Football League.
Some spice will be added to the fixture when Coach of 3SC, Gbenga Ogunbote aka Oracle returns to the Tin City, following his unceremonious departure as Head Coach of Giwa FC, some years back.