Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 December 2012

Nigeria: FCT FA to Kick-Start 2012/2013 Season

The Federal Capital Territory Football Association (FCT FA) is set to hold its 2012 Match Commissioners seminar/ workshop.

The occasion which is slated for Saturday 15th December, 2012 is designed to usher in the 2012/2013 football season.

According to the FCT FA Media/Publicity Committee Chairman, Patrick Ngwaogu said the seminar was to keep all match commissioners based in the Federal Capital Territory abreast of the recent trends in the business of match commissioning.

"We want our match commissioners to be up and doing in the 2012/2013 football season. We want them to be rated among the best in the country.

"We are bringing seasoned match commissioners to be our resource persons. Again, we want to discourage a situation where the football authority lords match commissioners on us. We want the list of our match commissioners to emanate from us.

"It is no longer a situation where at the beginning of every season you would see a list of match commissioners, with the FA not knowing any one of them. We want to have a record of our match commissioners and relate closely with them at every point in time" the Board member said.

The occasion is expected to be declared opened by the NFF President Aminu Maigari, and among the resource persons will be Abu Mallam of the University of Abuja, former NPL Executive Secretary Salisu Abubakar, retired FIFA referee Abraham Zakwoyi among others.

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