FCT FA League enters second round as 12 clubs battle for NWL Div 3 playoff ticket
Fotball battles will resume in the 2018 Federal Capital Territory Football Association, FCT FA, League on Monday as 12 clubs tussle for the sole ticket to represent the territory in next year’s Nation Wide League Division Three playoff.
At the draws held yesterday and presided over by the acting Secretary of the FA, Coach Haruna Ilerika, the 12 clubs were drawn in four groups of three teams.
While Group A has Flomat FC, Premier and Fire Service, Group B has high riding FOSLA FC, Family Worship Centre FC and FC Liberty.
Group C will feature Catholic Cadet FC, Rhapsody FC, and WACO FC while Basic Maracana, Thrift Echoes and FC Democrat make up Group D.
Speaking to Daily Trust, the FA secretary said at the end of group matches, winners of each group would play the Super Four to decide the over all champions of the league.
Ilerika said the first round of the league featured 25 amature clubs in the FCT which he said is among the highest in the country.
“We are doing everything possible to produce worthy champions of the league.
“The FCT FA has ensured there is a level playing field for all the participating clubs.
“It is for this reason that we have not recorded any single act of hooliganism.
“Everything is going on peacefully because we are doing everything transparently.
“We shall resume on Monday and we hope to conclude the matches by weekend.
The winner of the league will represent the FCT in next year’s Nation Wide Division Three playoff,” said the national U-15 assistant coach.
FOSLA FC sponsored by a former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Sani Lulu Abdullahi picked the maximum points from four matches in the first round and are poised to win their first league title.
Meanwhile the opening match of the second round of the league will be between Flomat FC and Premier FC at the Area 3 sports complex.
Last year’s winners, Setraco FC will represent the FCT later this month in the Nation Wide Division Three playoff.
Acting Secretary, FCT FA, Usman Haruna Ilerika