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FA impressed with clubs

19 September 2013, 10:25

Abuja - Secretary of the FCT Football Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, on Wednesday in Abuja said the association was highly impressed with situation in its 2013 Football League.

Abdullahi said in Abuja that the competition’s second round was largely successful with the elimination of top-rated clubs.

He also said the performance was pleasing to the FA as it represents a marked improvement.

"The second round was very successful because most of the big teams in last season’s competition were knocked out of this season’s event.

"The round saw the elimination of big clubs like Maracana FC and the almighty Medical Strikers out, and we are pleased with the performance.

"For new clubs to be making it to the third round shows that a lot of improvement has come into the league, with new clubs making the effort to improve yearly,’’ the FA secretary said.

He said eight clubs made it to the third round at the end of the second round which featured 16 clubs in a knockout format.

The eight clubs are Byazhin FC, Optimum Performers, Mighty Ovias, Wako FC, NSCDC, Golden Boys FC, Abees Golden and State House FC.

"The eight clubs which qualified for the third round have already been grouped into two and will battle to qualify for the semi-finals after three matches each.

"The third round will be a game of points where only four clubs with the highest points will qualify for the semi-finals,’’ Abdullahi said.

The third round of the league will kick off on Thursday, September 19.


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