CAFCL: MFM ENJOY 1ST LEG ADVANTAGE WITH 2-1 WIN

The Venue was the Agege stadium in Ikeja and MFM were Welcoming MC Algiers in the first leg tie of their CAF Champions League first round pairing.
Chijoke Akuneto and Monsuru Bashiru scored both goals for MFM, while Amma was on target for the visitors.

The hosts came close again two minutes later through the lively Akuneto.

The forward turned inside the box following a beautiful pass by Chukwuka Onuwa but his effort was saved by MC Alger’s goalkeeper Chaal.

MFM however wasted many scoring chances afterwards, missing chance after chance which could have sealed the game in the first half and seal the fixture altogether.

The second half of the match was however dramatic as MC Alger’s Abdul-Aziz Amma restored parity with a cheeky goal in the 49th minute. Monsuru Bashiru brilliantly lifted over the MC Algers goalkeeper in the 87th minute to score and ensure the win over the visiting team. Commenting on the match, MFM FC’s coach Fidelis Ilechukwu said it was possible for his team to turn things around in Algeria. “I know that it is going to be difficult in Algiers, but in football everything is possible. We have everything to qualify in Algeria. “They are a tactical side and we have advantage as well. In Algiers, two things will happen, MFM will go all out against them for a win or we lose and come back here preparing again. “We have the advantage of sun here but we failed to use it. I think if I as a coach had the advantage I will use it,’’ he said.  We at YGM don’t agree about that Sun part being an advantage sha o..
Ilechukwu added that his team was in a process, and he was still not satisfied with the strength of the team. “I have read a lot of reports in the media about me castigating the team. That is true. When I have the team that I am satisfied with, I will tell the media. “I need to work on the midfield because our opponents today played a 3-5-2 formation and played on the counter,’’ he said.

 

 

The prayer warriors will have their work cut out in Algeria in 2 weeks time like their coach said anything can Happen but this looks very Dicey.

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