MFM Cup: Ikeja Dethrone Headquarters


The Mountain of Fire and Miracles, MFM, Headquarters weekend lost 1-2 to MFM Ikeja  when both teams clashed in the final of  the 4th Dr. Olukoya African Football  Championship played at the Yabatech Sports  Complex, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.

The pulsating match lived up to expectations as the teams gave good accounts of  themselves.

MFM Ikeja’s Aplate Enahoro drew the first blood in the 52th minute to silent the  supporters of their opponents  from the Headquarters .

Effort by the defending champions to equalise was fruitless as Ehis Omobuede of the  Ikeja team netted the second goal to further compound the woes of the Headquarters.

The Headquarters team got their only goal of the match in the 85th minute via  Ifeanyi George.

Coach of the losing team, Fidelis Inechukwu, said the game was keenly contested, but  confessed that his team lost to a better side.

“We lost the match because some of my key players were absent. We had a good support  from the Headquarters, but it was unfortunate that our team did not retain the cup  we won last year,” he said.

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Ikeja Coach, Nduka Ugbade, was excited over the victory, saying that his team  deserved to win the game.

Ugbade, who captained the Golden Eaglets that won the FIFA Junior World Cup in 1985,  told P.M. Sports that his team won the game because the players played to  instructions.

In his closing remarks, General Overseer of MFM, Dr Olukoya, said the two finalists  would be sponsored to Dubai on a training tour.

Olukoya, who prayed for the teams as well as the spectators, was impressed that this  year’s edition ended successfully.

—Sunday Akintoye

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