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2023 FCT league Super 4: Turf Arena emerges winner

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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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Incredible Agada Bundles Fiorentina out of Viareggio Cup

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A Nigerian 17 years old Striker of Mavlon’s Football Club Charles Agada, in Tuesday in Italy orchestrated the exit of italian club Florentina out of the 2024 Viareggio Cup tournamentp courtesy of hatrick.
Fiorentina’s defence got a doze of the lethal injection from Agada when he scored in the 40th minute to give Mavlon 1-0 advantage going into the break.

He scored his brace in the 65th minute, but any thought of Mavlon being in a cruise control in the game was not seen, as Fiorentina clawed back with a goal in the 71st minute from Maiorana

The Italians piled more pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 90th minute to the excitement of football fans.

The game had the signature of a very round 16 tough knockout fixture and when both teams were thinking of extra time and possible lottery of penalties,  Agada, who was configured to score goals net the heart- breaking goal two minutes into stoppage time to seal a quarter- final passage for marvellous Mavlon FC.

The young striker, who is the captain of his team, has scored seven goals in four games at the on- going Viareggio Cup to make him the leading top scorer at this year’s edition.

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