BRIEF HISTORY OF IJAYAPI ROCKS FOOTBALL CLUB
Ijayapi Rocks Football Club is a community based club and it is named after the community called Ijayapi Village, Byhazi in Bwari Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Ijayapi Village is an extension of Kubwa, one of the satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In view of people’s experience for about decade, the indigenes of Ijayapi village are considered very accommodating in the FCT.
Gbagyi People are the original indigenes of Ijayapi Community. The indigenes are predominantly FARMERS. They have both Christians and Muslims.
Their sense of being accommodating has turned the community as one of the fastest developed community in the FCT. The community accommodate all tribes in Nigeria for peaceful coexistence.
The geographical location of ,Ijayapi village has a very beautiful nature. The village is surrounded by rocky and sandy mountains in both sides.
DISCOVER THE STORY OF IJAYAPI ROCKS’ ORIGIN…
In 2006, some groups of young teenagers who newly relocated to Ijayapi community in collaboration with some Ijayapi indigenes who are passionate about the game, (FOOTBALL) the likes of Prince Suleiman Danjuma, Prince Ali Danjuma and Saleh Musa organised a football tournament in Ijayapi Village football field. Tagged “Nations Cup” This tournament discovered so many talented young footballers residing in the community, and that was how the idea of founding a football club in Ijayapi Community came about.
After two years, in 2008, Ijayapi Rocks Football Club was founded and team club participated in so many local competitions within Kubwa environs.
Ijayapi Rock Football Club first ever official recognized football competition was in 2009 NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION CUP. Formerly called “Challenge Cup” & FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY FOOTBALL LEAGUE. Ever since, Ijayapi Rocks Football Club has become a household name in football in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In 2011, Ijayapi Rocks FC had some major setbacks and the team went out of commission until 2018 when the club was formally incorporated and established under the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate entity with modern football club management structure. Since then, the club’s administration and operation have been quite professional, smooth and steady.
OUR ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR…
What we stand for, IJAYAPI ROCKS FOOTBALL CLUB is tested and has being a reliable platform for ROOKIES to come to limelight in FOOTBALL as a CAREER. A good numbers of successful players home and abroad have broken through Ijayapi Rocks FC.
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