Metro Football Club has officially appointed Abdullahi Abubakar as Coach of the
team. He was unveiled immediately after putting pen to paper before the team’s
training session on Saturday, 9th June 2019.
Abubakar, a former goalkeeper, had playing spells with NEPA Football Club of Lagos, Jigawa Golden Stars, Crown FC of Ogbomosho and internationally with Requins de l’Atlantique FC of the Benin Republic, with whom he won a league title. After his playing career, he ventured into refereeing and retired as a Grade One Referee. Now a holder of the CAF ‘C’ Coaching Licence, Abdullahi Abubakar is tasked with leading Abuja Metro FC up the national football league ladder.
Metro FC is a newly-formed and supporter-owned football club with a
vision to develop a model professional football club and to compete at the
highest level of association football. The club is a Registered Cooperative
Society that affords football fans in Abuja and beyond the opportunity to
become co-owners of the football club – Abuja Metro FC – through any of three
categories of membership/shareholding (Green, Gold and Platinum available at
the cost of N2,000, N5,000 and N10,000 per month respectively). By virtue of
the club rules, members/shareholders of the club form part of the
decision-making process and are entitled to vote and be voted for into the
Management Board of the club.
History was made at Abuja metro FC when we played our first ever match, while participating in the AMAC Football Coaches Council Unity Cup. The competition which is used to prepare Abuja-based teams for league and cup competitions afforded us the opportunity to blood our freshly assembled squad.
Competing in Group A, our very first match on 4th March 2019 produced our first ever goal, with Sadiq Abubakar Shaibu netting a classy opener in the 1-1 draw with FC Liberty. However, we would then go on to lose the remaining two matches, falling 2-0 to Democrats FC and then 3-2 to Winner Academy.
We may have finished bottom of the group, but the experience and exposure gained from the competition are not lost on the team. The squad has been given a break for a couple of days, after which training resumes.
Highlights of the matches are available on our YouTube channel –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClw2tX5LQG2EhswGE7N1qSQ
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.
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.
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.
November 2018, it was announced that plans were underway to establish a community-owned
football club to be known as Abuja Metro Football Club. The idea was borne out
of the belief that the federal capital territory of Nigeria should have a
modern football club that the entire metropolis could be proud of, given the
rich football heritage of Nigeria as a whole.
vision to develop a model professional football club to compete at the highest
level of association football, the seven founding members announced details on
how football fans could become co-owners of the Abuja Metro FC. After a series
of meetings, it was agreed that the club would be registered as a cooperative
society under the Cooperative Societies Act of Nigeria and on 12 December 2018
the bye-laws were adopted.
December 2018, three categories of shares (Green, Gold and Platinum) became
available at the cost of N2,000, N5,000 and N10,000 per month. Shareholders of
the club form part of the decision-making process and are entitled to vote and
be voted for into the Management Board of the club.