Ilechukwu: NPFL side MFM eyeing win in Mali

Ilechukwu: NPFL side MFM eyeing win in Mali
Fidelis Ilechukwu - MFM FC coach

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Apr 13, 2018. 12:00

Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu admitted that Nasarawa United were the better side in the second half following their encounter on Thursday.

MFM edged out United 2-1 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match which was played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

Udeh Zinte and Julius Emiloju gave MFM a 2-0 lead and Nwani Ilechukwu grabbed a late consolation goal for United.

The win took MFM to 10th place on the league standings, while United are placed 15th on the table.

“Great game, but I think Nasarawa were better in the second half,” Ilechukwu told the league's official website.

Ilechukwu now hopes their win over United will spur his men on for the trip to Mali to face Djoliba.

“We thank God for the win. My players were down after we lost to Djoliba, so this win will motivate us going into the next game," he added.

MFM will face Djoliba in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup play-off round second-leg match at the Stade Omnisports Modibo Keita on Wednesday.

Djoliba are leading 1-0 on aggregate having defeated MFM in the first-leg clash almost two weeks ago.

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