MFM F.C.

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club or simply MFM FC is a Lagos-based Nigerian professional football club that competes in the Nigeria Premier League. The club is wholly owned by the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, a Pentecostal Christian Organization.

MFM
Full nameMountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club
Nickname(s)Olukoya Boys
Founded2007
GroundAgege Stadium[1]
Lagos, Nigeria
Capacity5,200
OwnerMountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
CoachTony Bolus[2]
LeagueNigeria Premier League
WebsiteClub website

History

In 2013, MFM FC took over the slot of Bolowatan F.C. in the Nigeria National League, the second-tier division in Nigerian football. The founder of Bolowotan FC, Toyin Gafaar, a Muslim, handed the slot to the church (MFM) to manage without collecting any money in return. On 31 August 2015, MFM FC was promoted to the Nigeria Premier League.[3]

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos won the maiden edition of The Church World Cup. The Nigeria representatives achieved this feat after defeating the United Church of Colombia 7–0 in the final of the mundial which took place in Goa, India. MFM FC dominated the encounter from the outset in what turned out to be a mismatch.[4]

MFM FC made their historic Nigeria Professional Football League debut as they beat the Solid Miners’ of Nasarawa United by 2–1 on tentative home soil at the Aper Aku Stadium in Markudi, Benue State of Nigeria. Former Sunshine Stars of Akure player, Musa Newman received the first-ever goal of the club in their first NPFL game in the 18th minute and Chukwuka Emmanuel’s second gave the debutants a two-goal lead, before Ifeanyi Nweke of Nasarawa United pulled one back.

After Week 4 of the 2015/2016 NPFL, 'The Olukoya Boys’ of MFM FC were already in a comfortable second position tied with the same 9 points as the Lobi Stars, with three wins and one loss (a 3–0 defeat at the ‘3SC’ Shooting Stars of Ibadan).[5]

Current Squad

As of January 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Abayomi Folarin
2 DF Jonathan Zikiye
3 DF Chuka Uwaga
4 MF Abayomi Lawal
5 DF Olawale Abisoye
6 MF Giscard Tchato
9 FW Nojeem Akinyemi
10 MF Chukwuka Onuwa
No. Position Player
14 MF Ayanbajo Ayoola Ubakanma
15 Zinte Okechukwu Udechu
MF Chukwudi Ekeocha
FW Joshua Oche Abah
MF Oluwafemi John Oladejo
GK Emmanuel Nasamu
MF Charles Baye

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References

  1. "NPFL Resumes In Agege Today, As MFM FC Welcome Rivers United — OsunDefender". osundefender.org. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. Shina Oludare. "MFM FC, Plateau United gain promotion to Nigeria Professional Football League". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  3. "MFM wins Church World Cup". Vanguard News. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  4. Arthur Bueze (22 February 2016). "Ikorodu United faces MFM Fc in first ever Lagos derby after 23 years". Arthurbueze. Retrieved 5 March 2016.


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