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EFCC FC emerged 2019 FCT FA Cup Winner

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EFCC FC emerged 2019 FCT FA Cup Winner

Joel Ajayi

EFCC Football Club of Abuja on Sunday emerged the winner of 2019 FA Cup cup after beating the Setraco FC one goal to nothing.

The final match played at the Area 3 Pitch in  federal Capital Territory witnessed by a sizeable crowd ended 1-0 at regulation time in favour of Magu Boys.

Both sides played very well with few chances created in first half of the encounter as it was a cagey affairs which produced less talking points.

The second half came up with a lot of chances from both sides but they could not convert them until 78th when Setraco player Keneth Oghogho who was on yellow card criticise the referee decision that led to second yellow card which made it impossible for him to stay on the pitch, a  situation that gave EFCC edged.

In the 80th minutes the deadlock was broken as EFCC put more presure on the 10-man Setraco team and a low rebounce shot from EFCC Captain Icha Emmanuel gave Economic Financial and Crime Commission team 1-0 lead.

10-man Streaco team raised the bar of their game pressed for an equalizer but could not get it until the end of the game.

Earlier, in the women category, the VERAGOLD Amazon defeated Capital City Dove 2-1 to crowned the winner of this year’s edition.

Meanwhile, the EFCC and Setraco football clubs will represent the country’s  Capital City in the National AIETO cup.

While VERAGOLD Amazon and Capital City Dove clubs will played in the 2019 AIET

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FIBA, Kida Threatens Nigeria with Basketball Ban

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… wants to force Nigeria into participation

World basketball body, FIBA has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness.

Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball as put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Government had called for Nigeria’s withdrawal as a result of in-fightings amongst stakeholders, lack of a functional league and a stall in the growth of the game at home. It said this measure will allow the country take a deep breathe, reconcile grey areas, re-strategize and get better as a basketball nation, instead of the cosmetic outward appearance of beauty but inner state of rancour and disunity.

In reaction, sources postulated “Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be blackmailed carelessly. Nigeria bigger than kidda and his cohorts”.

“Moreso, it’s understood that FIBA allegedly wrote Kida alone. The body has not written the Federal Government.

The Ministry has received no communication to that effect. Kida is not the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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