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Friday, March 26, 2021

MFM record first ever victory over Enyimba Int’l

 MFM record first ever  victory over Enyimba Int’l

For the first time in their history, Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries FC beat seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Enyimba, 1-0 in Matchday 15 rescheduled fixture played on Thursday at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.

The Olukoya Boys bounce back to winning ways as they boost their chances of survival with the win over the visitors after three consecutive defeats to Akwa United, Rivers United and Kano Pillars.

Before the match, Enyimba were on eight games unbeaten run in the league but they failed to beat the Olukoya Boys as Ebenezer Odeyemi earned his team the crucial win with a 22nd strike.

Speaking after the game, MFM FC interim coach Gabriel Olalekan showered praises on his team for the crucial victory over Enyimba.

“It was a tough game but I must give kudos to my boys for their performance today.

“ I think everyone is excited with this victory and I’m as well too because it’s an important one. We were at 17th position on the league table before the game but now we have moved to 14th spot.

“We just have to build on this victory as we approach other matches with the right mentality and I believe the sky will be our starting point.

The win has taken MFM to 14th place on the log  with 20 points from possible 51 points from 17 NPFL games. They will face Jigawa Golden Stars in their next league match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna State.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

CAF: Algerian Referee Hails Enyimba Stadium Drainage

Nigeria  football fans in their ignorance took to social media few minutes into the CAF Confederation Cup play-off tie between Enyimba of Aba and Rivers United, calling for the head of the contractors incharge of the Enyimba international stadium due to the heavy downpour that left the pitch waterlogged after just 10 minutes of play.

Most of these fans felt disappointed that a pitch that was laid just about three years ago, shouldn't be in such a mess, knowing the huge resources invested into putting it in it's present state. 

However, the center referee for that match, Mehdi ABID CHAREF from Algeria has showered praises on the brains behind the Enyimba international stadium playing pitch, describing the turf as marvelous. 

In what could be seen as the case of a prophet not being appreciated by his kinsmen, Charef said in over 15 years of officiating CAF matches on the continent, he has never seen a pitch as good as this. He said the fact that the water on the pitch dried off after just 10minutes was a miracle. 

Speaking to top officials of Enyimba of Aba who will not want their names mentioned for obvious reasons, the referee said he had to call off the match when it became obvious that the pitch was waterlogged and the ball was no longer bouncing very well as required by the rules.

Few minutes after ordering the players into the dressing rooms, he blew the whistle calling them out again. He said he did so, because after doing a test alongside his two assistant referees, they were shocked and marveled at what they saw. This is miraculous he screamed as two top officials of Enyimba nodded their heads in agreement. 

Enyimba of Aba won on the day by a lone goal and will visit Port Harcourt in a few days time for the return leg.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Enyimba, Tornadoes, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Others For Ogunjobi Gold Cup

 Enyimba, Tornadoes, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Others For Ogunjobi Gold Cup 

CAF Champions League flag bearers, Enyimba Int'l FC with defending champions, Niger Tornadoes, Kwara United and Remo Stars are part of the 10 teams that will lock horns in the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Preseason Tournament.

The General Coordinator of the nation's first pre-season tourney, Tunde Shamsudeen, revealed the other teams as ABS FC, FC Ebedei and debutants Gombe United, Ekiti United, Sokoto United and 36 Lions FC.

In the draw conducted, Coach Fatai Osho's People's Elephants have a tricky fixtures as they will be having their hands full against 'giant-killers' Gombe United, ABS FC, Ekiti United and FC Ebedei in Group A.

Coach Abubakar Bala's Ikoh Allah Boys will hope to become the first team in the history of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup to successfully defend the title as they will also trade tackles against Kwara United,  Remo Stars, Sokoto United and 36 Lions.

The Savannah Scorpions from Gombe will hope to sting FC Ebedei in the first game of the 10-day soccer fiesta at 8 a.m. 

ABS FC will host Ekiti United in the second fixture while Sokoto United would hope to make a statement against Remo Stars in their first ever meeting.

Star match of Day 1 will be between Tornadoes and Kwara United.

All games will be hosted in compliance with laid down protocols of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Kwara State Health Ministry.

The Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin will host the 8th edition of the country's best organised pre-season from Wednesday November 11 through Friday November 20, 2020.

Group A
Enyimba Int'l FC
Gombe United
Ekiti Utd
FC Ebedei

Group B

Kwara United
Niger Tornadoes
Remo Stars
Sokoto Utd
36 Lion

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