Abuja Metro FC have been drawn in Group C of the 2021 Unity Cup alongside defending champions Rhapsody FC, Premier Football Academy, Sun FC, and Eagles Wings Football Academy.
The draw took place on Saturday May 15, 2021 at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Garki Abuja. Team mangers, Club coaches and captains of the 20 clubs were present at the draw.
The 20 clubs were grouped into four groups. The top 2 in each group will progress to the quarter final of the competition.
The Unity Cup is an annual competition organized by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Football Coaches Council. Abuja Metro FC participated in the 2019 edition finishing with 2 points from 3 games. The competition was put on hold in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Speaking to the AMFC Media after the draw, Team Manager Egbunu Martins Ojay expressed his excitement:
“Based on the metrics and performances of the Club, I expect the 2021 Unity Cup to be a very exciting turn out. The team has learnt from the last time we participated in the cup in 2019. That was our very first competition. We have gone back to the drawing board and we expect a very challenging turnout”.
The players and the coach are high mentally and would also want to extend their unbeaten run to this competition. Abuja Metro FC are unbeaten in their last five matches.
Ojay acknowledges that we will be facing tough opposition in the competition.
We would be facing tough opponents in the group. Rhapsody FC were winners of the 2019 Unity cup, Sun FC have played in the NLO while Premier Football Academy participated in the 2019 Unity Cup & the FCT FA State League.
I believe the coach and the team won’t take any of the games for granted and the Club would be coming out to make a reputable Statement.
Matches will be played at the Area 3 Pitch and Old Parade ground. Fixtures and dates will be announced on Tuesday May 18, 2021.