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2023 FCT league Super 4: Turf Arena emerges winner



Joel Ajayi
The Turf Arena football club of Abuja on Saturday emerged champions of 2023 FCT league Super 4 after a crucial goalless draw with Catholic Cadet of FCT in the game played at the old parade ground in Abuja.
The Turf Arena lifted the FCT FA Super 4 trophy at the Area 10 playing ground in Abuja.

The Turf Arena boys for their efforts pocketed the sum of N200,000.

Though, the two teams have five point each but the Champion Turf Arena had 2 goalless different that separate the two team.
Other team who participated in the Super four are Abees Golden Football Academy with 3 points while Jay 1 Football Academy have 1 point at the end of three matches play.
Speaking after the games the FCT FA Chairman Alhaji Abba Muhktarwho was represented by his Vice Chairman Alhaji Saliu Kolo said  expressed delight with the turn of events in the just concluded FCT FA Super 4 in Abuja.

He counted the successes this year’s edition of the league recorded and expressed gratitude that the event climaxed without a hitch. 

Chairman further said that the success of this year’s edition of the league will occasion the birth of newer and more centres that will accommodate the participation of remote area councils where burden talents will have the opportunity to equally play their way to the limelight.

“First and foremost, we have to thank almighty God for giving us this opportunity to start from the beginning to the end. actually we’re happy, and I think this is the first time in the history of the FCT”

“This is the first league we have many teams that registered and it was conducted peacefully with no problem at all, and we especially thank the chairman who has given his support financially and morally”

“What my chairman is doing is trying to create centres, about five centres for this competition to ensure that all, especially the remote area councils will be able to include their young ones and bring them to the limelight because we have alot of talented players in those remote areas but they do not have the opportunity of coming to town”

“But this time around, we have centres in Gwagwalada, we have centres in Bwari, we have centres in so many places. so in the next edition, I think we another centre even here in Abaji area council” he concluded.

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IMC Seals Super Six TV Rights Deal With Super Sports



The Interim Management Committee (IMC), which is charged with the responsibility of organizing the 2022/23 the Abridged Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has struck a deal to put all matches in the upcoming Super Six in Lagos on television.

The deal with Supersport a stable of Multichoice, an South Africa-based cable satellite television giants, is the latest heartwarming news coming from the IMC, which has in less than 12 months done a lot to revive the fortunes of the once moribund league.

Speaking with immediately after the deal was sealed, IMC Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye could not hide his joy at the landmark achievement.

We have just concluded with Superport to cover the Super 6, it is a cheering news. The players will get an International recognition again, all the matches will be televised live and that will held a great deal in showcasing our league not just in Sub-Saharan Africa, but the globe at large”, the IMC boss said.

He added that televising the matches will also ensure better and fair officiating, as the referees would be put on their toes and challenged to give their very best in terms of officiating, better than what they did in the regular season.  

“It was not easy to reach an agreement, but we did all we could. We went forth and back and we finally came to an agreement”.

It is the hope of the IMC that after all these efforts, the best team wins the league, and the country will have worthy representatives in the two CAF organized Inter-Club Championships, next season.

Bendel Insurance of Benin, Remo Stars of Ikenne, Enyimba of Aba from Group A; and the Pool B trio of Rivers United (the holders), Lobi Stars of Makurdi, and Sunshine Stars of Akure are the six teams to feature at the Super Six; from July 3rd, 2023 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, in Onikan Lagos

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