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Excitement as Abuja Elite League concludes maiden edition

One of the most difficult things to do in Africa is organising a proper football league especially in Nigeria due to poor infrastructures, lack of sponsorship, lack of proper organisation, poor officiating, poor travelling arrangement and many more.

Yet  some of these  militating  factors against football leagues in this part of the world  were seemingly  overcome  by a motely group  to organise a befitting U20 youth  league  with teams in  the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and its environs.

Tagged  Abuja Elite League, the first edition of the tournament  came to an end penultimate  weekend  amid pomp and ceremony  to the delight  of  fans  and organisers  in the main, were  excited about the prospect of the project and the possibility of success there lies ahead.

 “So, we’ve been having conversations about this league since last year, about our plans to want to develop not to go outside the context of what the FA does, just to align with some of the things that they currently do,” explained Mohamed Kamarudeen, Chairman Turf Arena football club.“ We felt it was important to have an elongated league that will run for at least 10 months.

“The way it is done in Europe and in other climes, whereby we give the players enough time to get engaged and also mingle with the FA organised footballing activities in the FCT.”