Speaking after the dramatic 3-2 win over Niger Tornadoes on Sunday evening MFM FC captain, Austin Opara admits that although it was a difficult win the team are well on course for a top six finish.
“Niger Tornadoes are battling relegation so it was a difficult match especially after going two goals down,” Opara said. “They played with everything and fought hard to get at least a point here but we were able to turn it around.
Talking about how it felt as the captain of the team being in such an awkward situation “We’ve never been in this situation before,” Opara said.
“Teams have been scoring us here but it’s usually a goal and then we equalise and go on to win or eventually play out a draw but going two goals down within the first 15mins I was just thinking of how difficult the game would be for us but thank God we got the three points.”
On what was running through his mind just before the winner he said: “I was thinking is this match really going to end in a draw, because Tornadoes have never taken a point from the Agege Stadium since we got promotion to the NPFL so a lot was going through my mind.
“At first I was thinking are Tornadoes really going to get a win here but at half time we spoke to ourselves that we can do it and at the end we thank God for the three points.
The skipper then spoke on the his projection for the season and how far he thinks the team can go having secured such a morale boosting win.
“Many players left the team last season and this season the new players are trying to understand the tactics, how we play and all that while trying to blend into the team.” So talking about the top six do you think your team can make it in there “Yes, I believe,” he said confidently. Adding that “With the spirit in the team and the way we are playing so far making the top six is possible.”
Next up, the Olukoya boys they travel to Katsina with 15points and top of Group A in the NPFL to face Katsina United.