FCT League: Siasia decries poor playing pitch

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Former Super Eagles manager, Samson Siasia has bemoaned about the poor playing surface of the Area 3 football field following the commencement of the FCT League.

While speaking with The SportsBay during a league match between his club, Sia One and Sun FC which ended 1-1, the 1994 Africa Nations Cup winner stated that there is the urgent need to upgrade the field to enable players play more spectacular football.

“We need infrastructure, this isn’t a very good one and I have never played here before and I think it is nothing compared to what they have in the Goal Project and I think we need to upgrade to enable us see better games ahead, he said.

Speaking on his club’s playing style as well as qualifying for the league, he acknowledged that this is the first time his team will be playing in the league while praising them for the kind of football they played.

“Well it is the first time we are playing in the league and I think they did a good job and you know it is a gradual process, I also think it is a welcome development for the team though it was very difficult for them but they can only get better in the other games to come, he noted.

“The rating is good and the level is not that bad and this is where we come out to see young players exhibit themselves and you look out for the ones that have great talents and from there we can see how to develop them.”

“It is a good platform for them to show themselves which they are doing, I believe from next games they will get better and we will see more good play because the field is not that good too and it made it difficult for them to control the ball. I think we need to do a better job concerning the field.”

“Well we are preparing towards that, from this game we will determine if we are ready and if we get to qualify then I will know we are ready for the league.”

The Federal Capital Territory Football Association, FCT FA has 25 non-league Abuja based clubs spread across five groups ready which kicked off last week Wednesday and scheduled to end in November.

Four matches are played each day with the opening matches starting by 10 am.

It will be noted that two teams from each group will qualify for the Super League which will be made up of the two best clubs from the five groups and the best two losers.

The Super League will be grouped into four groups of three teams each for the finals. The winner of the 2018 FCT League will represent the federal capital in the Division 4 playoff next year.


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