(Results, Fixtures):Natl U-13 boys Soccer Tourney kicks-off in Abuja

The national finals of the 2013 NFF U-13 Football Championship got started in Abuja yesterday with Plateau blasting 7 past Bauchi in the opening day match. It will last for five days.nff

Organised on zonal basis, the U-13 National Championship is one of the cardinal developmental programmes of the Aminu Maigari administration, and has yielded ample dividends with a number of players in the U-17 squad that won a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup for Nigeria last year coming through the ranks.

Speaking in Abuja, NFF’s Director of Competitions, Dr.
Mohammed Sanusi, said all arrangements have been made for the 13 teams from different geo-political zones that have made the final
championship to have a good experience in Abuja.

“We have finalised all arrangements to ensure that the organisation is hitch-free, and that all the teams have nothing to complain about.

“This is a very serious programme that has been fruitful and we are determined to take it to the next level,” Sanusi said.

The States qualified for the final championship are Niger, Plateau, Katsina, Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun, Anambra, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Bauchi, Gombe and the Federal Capital Territory.

All the delegations have been directed to report at the FIFA Technical Centre, Package B of National Stadium, Abuja where the matches will also take place.

NFF NATIONAL UNDER 13 CHAMPIONSHIP
DAY 1 RESULT

OGUN 1-3 KADUNA
NIGER 3-0 KATASINA
LAGOS 3-2 FCT
PLATEAU 7-0 BAUCHI

NFF NATIONAL UNDER 13 CHAMPIONSHIP
DAY 2 FIXTURE

KADUNA VS LAGOS
KATSINA VS PLATEAU
FCT VS OGUN
BAUCHI VS NIGER

SAT 4 JANUARY 2014
VENUE FIFA/ NFF GOAL PROJECT – Matches starts by 7am (Results and fixtures courtesy: Mansur Abdullahi)

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