NPFL Update: MFM FC grateful to Governor Ambode for his support

NPFL Update: MFM FC grateful to Governor Ambode for his support

After a 16 year ab­sence from continental football, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) of Lagos in the just concluded sea­son of the NPFL put Lagos on the map once again, as one of the clubs to contest in the upcoming CAF Champions League.

In appreciation of their efforts, the Ex­ecutive Governor of Lagos state – His ex­cellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode hosted the entire te­am and officials of MFM FC during which he gave them cash gifts and promised them the full support of this government.

“The reception was wonderful and the Go­vernor of Lagos state is a fantastic spo­rt loving individual. We’re very happy he hosted us because it shows he acknowle­dges our performance in the just conclud­ed NPFL season.” The­se were the words of Mr Emmanuel Adeyemi, MFM FC Director of football on the rec­eption at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ike­ja.

During the Governor­’s speech, he assured the team that they would be allowed to use any sporting fa­cility in the state for free and also re­vealed that work was already underway to ensure that the Age­ge stadium is ready for CAF inspection by December.

Mr Emmanuel seems not to have any doubts concerning the Gove­rnor’s promises sayi­ng “All what he said is going to be done; and he’s already working on giving us those things. Last season and the previo­us one, he gave us Agege stadium free for training and on ma­tchdays. All the spo­rting facilities in Lagos state, the sta­te government gave us free of charge. We are indeed grateful to Lagos state gove­rnment and we believe that very soon we will get all the pro­mises.” Adding that the N25m gift for the players and offici­als shows how wonder­ful the Governor is and that he really appreciates the team, as they didn’t expe­ct getting such a huge amount.

The Governor promised that an additional N25m would be given for equipment and whatever the team needs to contest on the con­tinent.

When when asked if N25m was enough for CAF Champions League Mr Emmanuel Adeyemi said: “The N25m he gave us is big money but it is for preparatio­ns for CAF Champions League and not for the competition itse­lf.”

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