19th NSF: FCT beat Bayelsa 1-0 to win football gold
The FCT male football team on Friday defeated their Bayelsa counterparts 1-0 to win a gold medal at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja.
The FCT team opened scoring through Peter Babe in the 30th minute to take the lead and it maintained this till the end of the game.
They dominated major parts of the first half in virtually all segments with the Bayelsa goalkeeper kept under constant pressure.
Speaking after the match, Usman Ilerika, the Secretary FCT Football Association (FA), said his players deserved accolades for achieving victory.
He however described the victory as the result of hard work, insisting that it was not by luck.
“We deserve the victory, it was not by luck. We prepared for it and we got it.
“My players were very ready and determined, even better than their counterparts,” he said. (NAN)