Matthews welcomes Chippa United in the elite league

PREMIER Soccer League (PSL) CEO, Stan Matthews has welcomed Chippa United FC to the Premier Division following their promotion thie afternoon.

Matthews also sent his congratulations to Chippa United following their 4-3 victory against Santos at the Philippi Stadium this afternoon. The win confirmed their ascendency from the National First Division (NFD) as the winners of the Promotion Play-offs. The 2012/13 season will be Chippa United’s inaugural season in the Premier Division.

“This is a great achievement by Chippa United following what has been an impressive run both in the NFD and subsequently in the Promotion Play-offs. They have earned their place. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the club management, the coaching staff, the players and their fans for achieving this remarkable feat,” Matthews said.

“Judging from the excitement and passion that I saw from their fans today in Philippi, there is no doubt in my mind that Chippa United will enjoy great support from the football family.”

Chippa United’s ascendance offers a fascinating story. After only one season in the Second Division two seasons ago, they gained promotion to the NFD. Their stay in the country’s second highest league lasted only 11 months as they now find themselves in the Premier Division.

Matthews added: “A lot of work lies ahead for them as they prepare for life in the Premier Division. As the League, we will offer them the best possible support to help them acquaint and adapt better to life in the elite ranks.” 

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