By OUR CORRESPONDENT
Chairman FCT Football Association (FA), Adam Mouktar Mohammed, has charged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Football Club (EFCC FC), to go all out and secure the promotion to the Nigeria Premier League (NPL).
The advice is coming on the heel of the all important play-off matches for promotion into the NPL by eight teams from the Nigeria National League (NNL) after FCT FA boss visited the team at their training ground, Area 3, FCT Abuja, on Monday.
While commending the team for its efforts so far, he urged the players and the technical crew to trudge on with their never-say-die spirit and be proud of their achievements.
“Now we are at the door step. We are very proud of you. You can’t get to success without making sacrifice. You are on the verge of making names for yourself and your immediate family.
“We are looking at pushing you to succeed. We are ready and I can tell you that we would do everything to support you. Let’s go and try and fight and also have believe that we can get it. I charge you to be disciplined and committed. Your mental state will be very important.
“Be focused. Take a game at a time. Don’t allow distractions. I am very confident you will get the ticket. You are the main actor. You play football because of passion, dream and love. Not necessarily because of money. The sacrifice element must be there. Go there, get the ticket and write your name in gold”.
“I am very proud of the coaching team who have worked hard to get to where we are. Abuja fans have yearned for this. God has brought it now and this is natural. All residents of the FCT are behind you and I know God will perfect it.”
Mouktar donated the sum of N300,000 and some footballs to the team while assuring the team that bigger reward is in the offing if they secure one of the promotion tickets.
Team Captain, Icha Emmanuel, while responding on behalf of his mates, thanked the chairman for his visit while he also appreciated his (FA chairman) support for the team all the time.
“Congratulations on your reelection. It is because of your hard work and commitment to the growth of football in Nigeria and particularly, the FCT. We are very grateful sir.
“Like you said, everything is not money. It is passion, motivation and commitment. We would bring the ticket to Abuja to celebrate. This support and everything is a big motivation for the team. We pray for more blessings sir.”