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Team FCT dusts all to zoom into National Sports Festival

10th Feb, 2020 | By Gyang Dakwo | ||

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sports family is in a jubilant mood as four of its five teams that participated in the North Central zonal qualifiers have made it to the National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020. In football the defending champions, FCT male football team, picked the only slot from the North Central zone. Team FCT in football achieved the feat after beating Kogi State football team in their first group A match by 6 goals to 1.

The 2018 gold medalists walked over Niger State football team who stayed away from the match, hence handing FCT the wins. With the two wins, FCT football team has booked a ticket to the 20th National Sports Festival.

In male and female cricket tussles, Team FCT also qualified while the male handball team also booked a ticket to Edo. It is expected that the FCT beach volleyball team will also book a ticket. Delighted with the overall achievements of Team FCT so far, Director of Sports, FCT, Mrs. Dilichukwu Onyedinma thanked the players for keeping to their promise by booking the tickets.

The Director commended the players and officials for making the FCT proud, but quickly reminded them to keep the flag up until gold medals are won in Edo 2020. She added that on return from Ilorin, the venue of the qualifiers, the players will move straight to camp in Abuja to intensify preparations ahead of the National Sports Festival.

News Update

Malam Bello acknowledged and commended the good work of all health workers in FCT, especially for their efforts at combating the coronavirus.

Speaking to journalists last week at Asokoro District Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment, Dr. Kawu explained that his journey to the isolation center began 12 days earlier when he experienced feverish conditions, prompting him to take the COVID-19 test which turned out positive.

Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, sounded the note of warning when he led an inter-departmental technical committee on inspection tour of some parts of the nation's capital city to assess the level of degradation perpetrated through activities of illegal developers

Chairman of the newly constituted FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah handed the ultimatum during stakeholders' meeting with owners of businesses around the area on Monday.


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