On June 20, 2019, Adam Mouktar Mohammed made history when he was elected chairman of the FCT Football Association on the back of a resounding victory over the incumbent.
Mouktar Mohammed promised to hit the ground running after his election and he has duly done so to re-position football in the Federal Capital Territory.
Here are some of the milestones he and his executive committee have recorded within just a year in office.
Fully-repackaged FCT FA league
The long-awaited FCT FA League was given a new lease of life with a totally repackaged tournament deservedly won by WACO Football Academy and complete with fans engagement and strong social media presence.
U15 Boys Competition
All six area councils featured in this competition to “catch them young”. Top talents scouted from this tournament were subsequently assembled to build a standing U15 team for the FCT.
Bayern Munich trophy tour, Youth Cup success
The FA hosted the Bayern Munich trophy tour led by the legendary Giovane Elber and the Federal Territory was also represented at the FC Bayern Youth Cup in Lagos, where the team reached the final and two players were selected for the Bayern World Youth Cup in Munich.
Defending champions FCT advance to National Sports Festival
The team representing the federal capital emerged top of their qualifying group in Ilorin in style to advance to the tournament proper for Edo 2020, where they are expected to successfully defend the Gold they won on home soil in 2018.
Abuja Beach Soccer Tournament
An inaugural Abuja Beach Soccer Tournament was organised at the scenic Jabi Lake Resort with the host team reaching the championship game against highly-rated Kebbi Beach Soccer team.
Teq Football is born in Abuja
The FA formally introduced Teq football with an exhibition game during the Abuja Beach Soccer Tournament and they now plan to work with schools to promote this new form of the sport in the FCT.
Renovation of both Area 3 and Old Parade Sports Grounds
The Area 3 Sports Ground, which has hosted NPFL and NNL home games but whose maintenance has long been neglected by previous administrations, has since undergone a befitting face lift. So also the Old Parade Ground.
Full sponsorship for 21 FCT coaches to NIS
The FCT FA undertook for the first time to fully sponsor 21 grassroots coaches for the Basic Coaching Course at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Abuja. These coaches are now certified and expected to impact their knowledge in the federal territory.
Bayern Munich Coaching Clinic
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in collaboration with the FCT FA staged a coaching clinic in Abuja in continuation of the FA’s quest to improve the capacity of football trainers.
Pacts with embassies of Belgium, Hungary
The FA have initiated avenues for the embassies of both Belgium and Hungary to agree pacts toward the growth and development of football in the FCT.
Hitch-free Area Council FA polls
Elections in the various area councils were successfully conducted as the FA hope to improve the running of the sport right down to the grassroots.