I will spend personal funds to develop football in FCT – Mohammed

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A foremost grassroots football promoter and President of Heart FC, Adam Muktar Mohammed has vowed to turn around football if elected as the chairman of the FCT Football Association.

Adam who spoke to journalists during the screening of the contestants at the FCT sports department in Abuja said he is ready to spend his own money to grow football in the nation’s capital city.

“I am prepared to spend my own money, I have been doing it and I will continue to do it but I can’t do it alone.

“I am not pretending to be a messiah but I am willing to take charge and lead, it is when you are ready to commit yourself others will commit and attract funding and sponsorship,” he said.

Muktar who is also a licenced FIFA agent expressed his disappointment at the deplorable situation of the FA office at Old Parade ground and the Area 3 playground.

He vowed to turn the Area 3 playground around by building toilets, dressing rooms, stadium stands, renovate the car park and stadium environment.

“I am ashamed each time I see the office at the Old Parade, it is an eyesore. If I am voted, we shall rebuild the office as well as the Area 3 playground’s toilet, dressing rooms, car park, and stadium stands.”

Mukhtar noted that the FA has not done enough in the past to attract sponsors, adding that no serious company will deal with FA without online presence and office.

“How do we attract sponsors and partners, when we don’t a befitting office, more so, there is no website, and social media push? The league has been run without adequate media hype. We cannot attract sponsors like that,” he said.

He promised to bring the media to the front burner as he opined that football is a media event.

“We are going to partner with media and make sure they are included in whatever we do. Bringing them fully to participate and play their role will give the FA the necessary facelift.”

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