29 April 2008

Nigeria: FCT FC Gains Premiership Promotion

Abuja — After thirty two years of existence as the Capital city of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, FCT football lovers would now have the opportunity of watching top flight football at the Globacom Premiership League next football season. This follows the exceptional performance of FC Abuja in the on going 2008 Division 1A league season which winds up this weekend. The EFCC sponsored team, last weekend secured the promotion ticket by beating their city rival, Voice of Nigeria FC by two goals to nil.

Speaking on the achievement, Chairman FCT FA, Mr. Emmanuel Attah said he remains a fulfilled man "that is one of the promises I made when I took over as the FA Chairman. I thank God that this has been achieved. Even at the end of my tenure next year, I think I now have something to show for it". He appreciated the efforts of the EFCC boys and the management of the team, imploring them not to relent.

In his comment, the team Manager, Mr. Josiah Olotu gave thanks to God for making the dream a reality "it was our collective dream at the beginning of the season to get a Premiership ticket for FCT after various trials, we sounded to the boys and made them realize the need to make it happen. Thank God that even when things seemed to be going out of hand, they kept faith with reality and I am sure that everyone would be happy at the end of day". He was full of appreciation for the FCT FA and every football lover in FCT for helping in achieving the feat.

FC Abuja is second on the league with 56 points, with one match left. They are distantly followed by Plateau United with 48 points, with the same number of matches.

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