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Abisoye wins Man-Of-The-Match, as MFM stars shine in five-goal thriller

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC came from behind to claim an unbelievable 3-2 triumph over Niger Tornadoes in a Matchday 8 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League  (NPFL) played on Sunday at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium with defender Abisoye Olawale posting a worthy performance that earned him the Man-Of-The-Match award.

Tornadoes took the lead two minutes into the first half through Peter Abashiya and got the second in the 10th minute of the exchange when Osondu Jonathan’s curling effort from outside the box beat Jerry Isaac in goal.

The Olukoya Boys later soaked the pressure from the visitors and went forward on few occasions in search of a goal to spark a comeback. With less than three minutes to end the first half, Abisoye reduced the deficit for his team with a fine tap in after connecting a long throw in from Jonathan Zikiye.

Fidelis Ilechukwu and his youthful side came out strong in the second half and put the Minna-based team to the sword with two unreplied goals from Michael Ohanu and a last minute beautiful effort from Kenedinum Chuks.

Speaking after the five goals thriller Olawale Abisoye who was selected as the Man-Of-The-Match said he was shocked to see Tornadoes score twice in the first half but believes his team will at the end of the game claim the full points.

“I was shocked when we conceded the two goals because I was like is this not the same Tornadoes that we used to beat easily in our home but I had the belief that we will beat them.

“So we encouraged ourselves and focused on the game but as soon as I scored the first goal we all believed that we will overcome in the second half.

“In the second half we talked to ourselves that we will be mounting pressure on them because we know that they will get tired and make mistakes and that was exactly what happened. I give God the glory that we got the maximum points,” he said to MFM Media shortly after their forth home win of the season.

With the three points in the bag, MFM FC still occupy the first position on the NPFL table with 15 points from seven league matches.

 

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