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Stakeholders Engage In Good Day For Dev’t Of Sports In FCT Community

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Joel Ajayi

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.

 

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2022 Ote4Wealth Football Tournament: Kebbi, Rivers, Ebonyi, Anambra Record Victories On Matchday 2

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Advance FC of Kebbi State defeated Nuwalege FC of Cross River 4-1 on penalties to advance to next stage of the maiden edition of Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding I. Abuja.


Playing the first match of the day on Saturday, both teams needed the lottery of penalty shootout to determine the winner after a scoreless regulation time.


In the second match, Golden Stars of Rivers State defeated Sports Dreams 3-0 to progress to the next stage. 


The 3rd match of the day, a South-East derby between Lazio FC of Enugu and New Heaven FC of Ebonyi State ended 0-1 in favour of the latter.


Jay One FA of Anambra State  also relied on penalty shootout to overcome Royal Stars of Kogi state 4-3 in the 4th match of the day after recording a goalless draw at full time
The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 


Results Of Matches so far:
Advance FC 4-1 (pen) Nuwalege FC
Golden Stars 3-0 Sports Dreams
Lazio FC 0-1 New Heaven
Jay One 4-3 (pen)  Royal Stars 
Ongoing 
Oduduwa FC of Ondo State Vs Prime Stars Abuja

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