The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Football Association Chairman, Musa Saeed Talle has called on corporate organizations and well meaning football lovers to sponsor football competitions in the nation’s capital.
Talle made the appeal while speaking on the progress so far made at the ongoing FCT league season.
“A total of 44 teams started the league two months ago, and now only eight teams are left. I have to commend all the teams that took part in the league for their high level of discipline and understanding.
“We at the FCT FA are committed to the development of the game from the grassroots, and that is exactly what we are doing.
“That is why we are calling on Corporate Nigeria to sponsor the league so that we can really affect the lives of the youngsters at the grassroots”
In the same vein, acting Secretary of FCT FA Haruna Ilerika assured of proper accountability if funds from corporate bodies are made available to the association.
“We the FA officials have always been going cap in hand to solicit for fund to prosecute our league season and this year has not been an exception.
“Funding has remained the bane of the FA in our development programs but we are promising organizations who sponsor is that accountability and transparency in whatever funds that is made available to is will be made open,” Ilerika said.
Meanwhile, 2014 FCT Football League has entered the final group stage with eight teams remaining.
The first two teams from each group would emerge for the semi-finals while the final will come up in December. The eight teams have been divided into two groups with group A comprising of teams like Abee Golden Stars of Garki, Alpha FC of Garki, Medical Strikers of Gwagwalada, and Wazobia FC of Lugbe. Group B have Shinning stars of Kubwa, Optimum Academy of Bwari, Young stars of Jabi and NYSC strikers of Garki.