NSF: Team FCT pip Bayelsa to win football gold

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT football team on Friday clinched the gold medal after defeating Bayelsa 1-0 in the football final of the 2018 National Sports Festival.

The game which was played at the training pitch of the national stadium, Abuja saw Peter Babe Nasara’s 13th minute beautiful strike securing the gold for the host.

FCT coach, Bala Nikyu said he was satisfied with his team performance to become the best in the competition and promise Abuja residents of more glorious days ahead.

“I am happy and satisfied for being the best team in the competition, I still maintain that some of the best players in the country reside in Abuja, Abuja residents should expect more odious day in football from the nation’s capital. ”

Team FCT had defeated Katsina state 3-0, drew 2-2 with Nasarawa in their two group B games to progress to the next stage where they faced Team Lagos.

On Wednesday, three quick first half goals was enough for the Unity boys to overcome the Lagosians in a tension soaked semi final encounter at the training pitch national stadium Abuja.

Lagos could only manage to score a consolation goal to end the semi final 3-1.

Meanwhile, Nassarawa state won the third place game to clinch the bronze medal against Lagos winning 4-2 on Friday.


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