The Nigeria professional league begin on Sunday after a long term break due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Due to the uncertainties and indecision from the League management company LMC many thought the league won’t begin this year including players plying trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL; as a matter of fact this reason was one of the causes of MFM opponent arrived late to Lagos for their away match against Olukoya boys.
The league began on Sunday and teams have started the journey of 38 Games with a defeat, win or draw just as they say the journey of 100miles began with a step. For the Lagos based club MFM began their season parade with a win over Warri wolves at the Agege township stadium two goals to one goals, courtesy of Ebenezer Odeyemi and Balogun Mayowa in the 7th and 23rd minutes respectively while John Paul Chinedu gave the visitor’s a consolidation in the 26th minute to reduce the two goals deficit.
The MFM match which had controversy based on the debut goal of the club’s forward if it was the first goal of the season was later confirmed by LMC not to be true. The first goal of the season was scored by Promise Damala from Wikki Tourist in the 5th minute.
However, the former Eyinmba, Lobi forward has recorded a goal for his new side MFM. While speaking with him after the match Odeyemi said he is still hoping for a greater height and he believe MFM can help him achieve it. “Football is the same everywhere what matters is determination” says Odeyemi.
Meanwhile, Warri Wolves coach expressed that Mfm were lucky to maximize the chances they had. While speaking with Journalists after the defeat to Mfm said no match in the NPFL is a small game but unfortunately they lost in Lagos. In other hand, the captain of the club Goodluck Onamado said the players entered the game very late due to absence of football activities for months. Although the players got to Lagos late yesterday one of the reasons was as a result of the league uncertainties.
Mfm coach Tony Bolus expressed his satisfaction with his boys for recording maximum point against Wolves at match day 1. The captain Najeem Adeyinka believes his side are in for the continental.
Speaking with the Mfm sport director Barrister Davidson Adejuwon was excited about the victory. He said nothing much was done but records are meant to be broken. He went further that the players are determined to win the trophy for the first and that’s the motivation behind their victory over Warri Wolves.
The tussle for trophy has began probably the race isn’t for the swift they say but sometimes it is better to begin early than to start late when others have gone far. Victory in match day 1 doesn’t guarantee the trophy but might serve as a motivation.