By Suoyo Ekubo
EFCC FC, the football Club of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, may have chance to play in the Nigeria Premiere League NPL as they qualify for the NPL, play-off.
The EFCC FC Boys on Saturday, June 10, 2023, defeated Mighty Jets of Jos 2-0 to top Group A1 of the Northern Conference of the Nigeria National League, NNL to took a spot for the NPL play-off for the next Season.
The match which took place at the Area 3 football stadium, Garki, Abuja was dominated by the EFCC boys. A penalty in the first half converted by Joshua Egaji, and a second half strike by Daniel Penuel ensured victory for EFCC FC, and a passage to the NNL Super 8 play-off coming up later this month.
In a reaction to the victory, the Sport Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN FCT Chapter congratulated the team, urging them to go all out to pick the Premier League ticket for Abuja, a feat that has eluded the Federal Capital Territory since 2008.
The team’s handler, Kebiru Adeyemi expressed his happiness with the outcome of the game, assuring the Commission of their commitment to ensure qualification for the NPL.
“We have made the FCT proud and also made EFCC proud, it is not easy to make it to the play-off. We do not intend to just go to the play-off; we want to go there and win the ticket for the premier league. I must also give kudos to the EFCC Chairman for all the support; we still encourage them to do more for us so that we can bring the ticket back to Abuja. It is only EFCC FC from FCT that has played at the Premiere league level and we will get there again this time”, he said.