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FA secretary: Lack of fund a major challenge

20 September 2013, 11:34

Abuja - The Secretary of FCT Football Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said that lack of fund was hampering activities of the association.

"The league is in dire need of sponsors,’’ Abdullahi said at the FCT League venue in Area 3, Abuja on Thursday.

"As an association, we are doing the best we can with the little available fund.

"Grass-roots football is an important avenue where one can engage the youth in the FCT.

"I think it is high time the government, multi-national companies, private individuals and philanthropists joined hands together to support our league,’’ he said.

He urged sponsors to watch league matches to see the talents that abound in the FCT.

"We would like them (sponsors) to come and see these young boys themselves.

"Most of those that play in the league are still in secondary schools and cannot afford to pay their fees.

"There is nothing wrong in assisting some of them with scholarships,’’ Abdullahi said.

The FCT league which is in its third round recorded a lot of thrilling encounters today.

In Thursday’s matches at the Area 3 Sports Complex, Byazhin FC played out a 2-2 draw with Optimum Soccer Academy, while Mighty Ovias defeated Waco FC 2-0.

Golden Boys of Ushafa FC lost 1-2 to NSCDC Defenders.

Joseph Thompson opened scoring for the NSCDC Defenders in the 17th minute.

However, Shedrack Ezra got the equaliser for the Golden Boys in the 50th minute.

But, Akindele Wasiu added another goal for NSCDC in the 89th minute, which proved to be the winning goal.
The eight teams left in the league have been divided into group A and B, and each is expected to play three matches in the third round.

The winner of Group A will meet the runner-up of Group B, while the winner of Group B will meet the runner-up of Group A in the next round.


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