2023 LAFA Cup: Plateau State Governor To Watch Kuffen Utd Vs Kwanpe Utd Opening Game

2023 LAFA Cup: Plateau State Governor To Watch Kuffen Utd Vs Kwanpe Utd Opening Game

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By Amaechi Agbo

Plateau State will be a beehive of curious eyes as fans and stakeholders gather at the Langtang Mini Stadium for the commencement of the 2023 LAFA Cup Competition with a derby clash between perennial foes, Kuffen Uniyed and Kwanpe United on Sunday next week.

Plateau State Governor, Barr Caleb Mutfwang; Langtang North Local Government Chairman, Mr Nanmwa Kumzhi and the Plateau State Football Association Chairman, Mr Suleiman Kwande will be among the fans to watch the opening derby encounter.

In the draw conducted by the orgainsiers of the oldest grassroots football competition in the North-Central region of the country on Thursday, the 16 participating teams are paired in four groups with four teams Each.

The competition which suffered over 20 years abandonment has been revived by the current board of the Langtan North Amateur Football Association, LAFA, led by Mr Miri Timnan Nyanyu, MTN.

Members of the Organising Committee during the draw

According to groupings:

GROUP A
1.ZAMGWAR UNITED
2.KUFFEN UNITED
3.KWANPE UNITED
4.HILTOP ACADEMY

GROUP B
1.GANI UNITED
2.TEAM WARD FC
3.WAROK WARD
4.KUFFEN PILLARS

GROUP C
1.JAT WARD FC
2.GAZUM UNITED
3.PISHE UNITED
4.KUFFEN STARS

GROUP D
1.BWARAT UNITED
2.KUFFEN 11-WISEMEN
3.KWALLAK UNITED
4.KELLER UNITED

Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Barr Selven Zingman said the opening ceremony will be witnessed by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barr Caleb Mutfwang; Langtang North Local Government Chairman, Hon Nanmwa Kumzhi, and Chairman of Plateau State Football Association, Mr Suleiman Kwande and a host of other personalities

He maintained that LAFA under the leadership of Mr Nyany in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Plateau State Chapter, have concluded plans to hold a Capacity Building and Refresher course for all the participating coaches on the 26th – 27th October, 2023 at Langtang Mini Stadium.

This is to ensure world class tactical and technical competition is delivered with best officiating.

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