Abuja - Ushafa Golden Boys from Bwari and Abees Golden FC from Garki on Wednesday lost out in the third round of the ongoing 2013 FCT league.
Ushafa Golden Boys defeated Abees Golden FC 3-2 in the last round match held at the Area 3 Sports complex in Abuja.
Despite Ushafa Golden Boys winning the game, they could not qualify for the semi-finals because the team needed five more points to qualify.
Meanwhile, Abees Golden FC, who had earlier beat NSCDC 3-2, needed a draw to qualify for the next round but could not pull through which gave NSCDC a ticket to the semi-finals.
Reacting to the match, the coach of Abees Golden, Jegede Demian, said he was impressed with the performance of his team right from the start of the league.
He said the team, an academy, was playing in the league for the first time to gain experience.
"It is just a new team that we are grooming; it is not a league team but an academy side and we just want them to experience what the amateur league.
"That is why we introduced them to the competition; I am impressed with their performance because it is their first time playing a league match,’’ he said.
Coach Tanko Paul of Ushafa Golden Boys said his team lost out in the third round due to inexperience.
He said his team lost two out of the eight matches they played but commended their efforts in the league.
"This is our first time of coming out for the league; we lost out of the competition due to inexperience,’’ he said.
Paul however said he was hopeful that his boys would perform better in the next season.
The four teams proceeding to the semi-finals are Optimum Performance and Mighty Ovias in Group A, and State House and NSCDC in Group B.