Former Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry MFM FC, midfielder, Chukwuka Onuwa, is under no illusions as to who will emerge victorious when MFM take on Rangers Int’l in the NPFL on Wednesday.
MFM welcome their counterparts from Enugu, Rangers, to Soccer Temple in one of the games slated for Week Four in the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL.
That tie will be the sixth meeting between both teams with the Flying Antelopes having the a slight advantage after two wins compared to MFM’s one in their previous five matches.
However, in a chat with www.aclsports.com, the former MFM attacking midfielder says while the encounter will be a difficult game, he believes his former side are favourites going into the match.
“MFM are favourites to win the game against Rangers despite the fact they are in good form- playing in d continent,” Onuwa said.
The match will be MFM’s third of the season and first for Rangers, who have been engaged in the CAF Confederation Cup, where they have secured a place in the lucrative group stages of the competition.
But for the talented Onuwa, Rangers’ form in the CAFCC won’t stop the Olukoya Boys from taking all three points on offer in Agege.
“Rangers is a very good side and right now they are in [very] good form because they are playing continental games. but MFM is still a very strong side and it’s not going to be easy for Rangers in the Soccer Temple.”
“It is going to be a very interesting game but MFM is going to come out victorious against Rangers.”
On why he left the Lagos based side, Onuwa told YourSportsMemo that the ‘time was right’ for him to move on after five good seasons at the club.
“Leaving MFM was the right time for me because MFM is my home and I really enjoyed my time with the team. We were one family, from the management to the coaching crew and the players.”
“We are one and i really thank them a lot most especially our father in the Lord, Dr Olukoya, General Overseer of MFM for the platform and also a very big thanks to my able coach [Fidelis] Ilechukwu for believing in me and giving me d opportunity to show my potential in football.”
“Also, big thanks to Mr Godwin Enakhena, the fans and pastors in the church for their encouragement and prayers for me. I really appreciate dem all. But it’s time for me to move elsewhere after five successful seasons with d club.”
Onuwa has since joined two-time CAF Champions League winners, Enyimba, where he has already featured in two of their opening games in the 2019 NPFL season, including in the opener against former club, MFM, coming on as a second half substitute after the hour mark.
It has not been an easy start for him, nevertheless, at the People’s Elephants, but according to the midfielder, he has now adapted to the demands from his new side.
“It’s been God all d way for me here but d first few weeks were very hard for me most especially the style of play,” he added. “But as a football player, you need to adapt quickly to the style of play anywhere you go and i thank God for everything so far and the fans are amazing here.”