The Federal Capital Territory Sports Community will soon experience the best of times in terms of Sports administration and development.
This hope was raised in Abuja recently when all chairmen of FCT Sports Associations held a meeting to chat a way foward toward the growth and development of the sports in FCT and its environs.
FCT Sports Associations collectively agreed to, and indeed formed a body that will champion the cause of Sports development in the FCT, by the name: Forum of FCT Sports Associations (FOFSA) to take Sports to the next level in FCT.
At the meeting Cordinated by Dr Deshi Peter, a well respected golfer set up 9-man interim steering committee to run the affairs of the forum Chaired by Chief Edem Selong (Squash Federation of Nigeria) to Liaise with the FCT Sports department with the aim of recovering all lands allocated in the FCT for Sports development purposes.
To equally enhance on the need for grassroot sports, development programmes with the aim of discovering hidden/budding athletes.
And to look at the means of stopping the poaching of athletes by other states from the FCT.
Steering Committee Members include; Mrs N. Duru (Aquatic) Member; Mr. Emeka Onyeama (Cricket)Member ; Mohammed Abdullahi (Archery); Member; Mr. Amos Dunia (Cycling) Member; Mr. Oladapo Olaide (Golf) Member; Navy Cmdre J. Pindar (volleyball) Member;
and Mr. Agbor Chinton (laison officer).
In his acceptance speech on behalf of the committee, Chief Edem Selong thanked the Association for the confidence reposed on the team and promised to use his wealth of experience in sports administration and vast contacts within and outside Sports circles, to ensure that FCT occupies a place of pride in Sports in the Country and even beyond.
Chief Selong promised that in a few days time, a final communiqué will be submitted to the FCT minister – Alh. Musa Bello.