There were over 200 players in attendance at the Abuja Metro FC tryouts held on Saturday, 12 January 2019. The tryouts were held for the purpose of selecting players to compete for places in the first team squad of the new football club. Players from different parts of the country converged on the FIFA Goal Project Football Pitch, in the Abuja National Stadium Complex for the tryouts, which were keenly contested and saw fine display of football skills and technical ability.
Over 50 players were selected from the screening exercise and will begin training with the team, from which the first team squad will eventually be picked. The club is preparing to compete in the Nationwide League next season and is set to treat Abuja football fans to an exciting football package.
Abuja Metro FC is a brand new, supporter-owned football club with a vision to become a model professional football club and compete at the highest level of association football. The club is open to new members in Abuja and beyond, through its supporter-ownership scheme, which gives registered members a shareholding in the club.