Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC forward Michael Ohanu has expressed unhappiness despite his team’s 2-0 home win against Bendel Insurance at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium in Lagos.
MFM FC beat Insurance of Benin 2-0 in one of the fixtures of Matchday 11 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to maintain their perfect home record courtesy of goals from Abisoye Olawale and Ohanu.
The Olukoya Boys started the encounter poorly and failed to make good use of the ball to their advantage although they were able to keep the visitors who were not too impressive at bay for the larger part of the exchange.
MFM took the lead in the 40th minute of match through defender, Abisoye Olawale’s header off a cross from Jonathan Zikiye and got the second goal after 13 minutes of play in the second half when Ohanu rose highest in the box to nod home a cross from a well-taken free kick by Zikiye.
Ohanu disclosed in an interview with SportsDay after his team’s sixth home win of the season that he is not excited because his team played poorly but promised a better outing in MFM FC’s subsequent league games.
“Honestly, I am not really happy because we didn’t play the way we wanted to play. The first half was not good but I think we played better in the second half.“You know sometimes in football things don’t usually go as expected but at the same time we thank God for the three points which is more important and I believe we get better in our subsequent league matches,” he stated.
MFM are still sitting comfortably on the Group A table of the NPFL with 21 points from ten league games.
Under 18 and 21 Handball Championship commences in Lagos
The under 18 and under 21 national handball championship commenced on Sunday at Rowe Sports center with much funfair.
The first national championship in the calender of the Handball Federation of Nigeria saw the ladies slugging it out in the first game of the championship as Lagos lost very narrowly to Mind Scope 26-25 in the under 18 category for women to set the pace for the excitement the fans will get in the championship.
The President of HFN was very glad at the result and praised Mind Scope, an academy trained team for proving themselves against an accomplished Lagos side.
“This is what we have been looking forward to where academy trained teams will defeat state teams.
It shows the game is beginning to spread to different parts of the country and we look forward to more academies joining our national championships so we can discover more talents” Ocheho concluded.
In the under 21 category for men, Kwara trounced Bayelsa 38-29 while Lagos inflicted a heavy defeat on Nasarawa 55-31 to the delight of the home fans.
It will be recalled that the Director of Sports of Kwara Mallam Tunde Kazeem had boasted that they are coming to lagos to win the championship and His wards have started on a good note.
It is left to be seen how far they are ready and willing to carry on in this championship.
Games continue tomorrow at the Rowe Park Sports Center, Yaba as teams battle each other to win the championship.
Under 18 female
Lagos 25 – Mind scope 26
Under 21 male
Bayelsa 29 Kwara 38
Under 21 Male
Lagos 55 Nasarrawa 31
Fixtures for tomorrow as follows;
Kogi Vs Lagos (8am)
Kogi Vs Future Pro (10am)
Lagos Vs Kwara (12pm)
FCT Vs Kwara (2pm)
Lagos Vs Bayelsa (4pm)