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Abuja Metro FC appoints Abdullahi Abubakar as Coach

Abuja 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.

Abuja 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.

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Abuja Metro FC Count Positives from AMAC Unity Cup

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

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Dawn of a new football club as Abuja Metro FC holds successful tryouts

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.

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Abuja Metro FC holds player tryouts

A new football club, Abuja Metro FC is searching for players for its inaugural squad and is organizing open tryouts for interested players. The tryouts will hold as follows:

  • Date:   Saturday, 12 January 2019
  • Time:   9:00 am
  • Venue: FIFA Goal Project Football Pitch, Package ‘B’ of the Abuja National Stadium.

Participation is free and interested players are advised to register in advance by sending the following information:

1) Name

2) Preferred playing position

3) Phone Number

via SMS to 08035845349 or via email to info@abujametrofc.com.ng or via any of the social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Abuja gets new community-owned football club

In 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.

With the 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.

From 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.