COVID-19: FCT FA issues stern warning to clubs, academies still playing football

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The Federal Capital Territory Football Association (FCT FA) has issued a stern warning to clubs, academies who have refused to suspend activities following reports they still train and play football.

It will be recalled the FCT FA suspended all football related activities in a bid to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 in Abuja.

It was discovered that these academies have continued to train and play football across the six Area councils in Abuja.

However, the FCT FA has issued another warning to deal decisively with any individual, clubs, academies or organization who failed to comply with their directive suspending football activities in Abuja.

In a statement, the Chairman, Technical Committee of the FCT FA, Coach Abimbola Samuel who issued the directive on Wednesday in Abuja said: “We discovered that, despite the suspension of football activities in all the six Area Councils in Abuja, some individuals, clubs, academies were seen playing football in Abuja.

“The Association has put in place Monitoring Committee in all the six Football Area Councils (including Mararaba and Nyanya) to monitor those who defied the directive and still carry on playing football in Abuja.

“Those who are doing this should stop, because anyone caught will be handed to the relevant authority.” Abimbola said.

Meanwhile, the FA has appealed to all six Area Football Council Chairmen and Secretaries to help in forcing the compliance on people to help in curbing the spread of the deadly disease.

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