13 Years After; MFM FC Bring Continental Football To Lagos
For the first time in 13 years, Lagos state fondly called the ‘Center of Excellence’ will have the opportunity to stage a continental club football match.
This new feat is courtesy modest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC .
The Olukoya Boys defeated Nasarawa United 2-0 courtesy of goals from Okorom Stanley and Tchato Giscard to claim a deserved spot in the next edition of CAF Champions League.
The Olukoya Boys beat the imagination of many to do the unthinkable following their victory over the Solid Miners in one of NPFL Matchday 37 fixtures played on Sunday at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.
For their first goal which came in the 12th minute, MFM’s Olatunbosun Sikiru was brought down near the edge of the visitors' box and the resultant free kick was buried inside the net by Okorom; leaving Nasarawa United defenders in dismay.
The right-back capped his man-of-the-match performance with an assist when he delivered a well tailored cross to Tchato Giscard to head home the second goal in the first minute of the added time.
There were no more goals in the second half as the Olukoya Boys booked a continental ticket after spending just two seasons in the Nigerian top flight.