The management of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football club of Lagos has hailed the executive Governor of Lagos state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his physical presence last Sunday during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game between MFM FC and Ikorodu United Football Club at the Agege Stadium.
According to the club’s Chairman, Mr Godwin Enakhena, the governor’s presence at the stadium rubbished the notion that Ambode does not like sports.
“I was aware that the governor had plans to come to Agege Stadium to watch MFM FC play Ikorodu United Football Club but I had my doubts that he might not make it due to pressing state matters.
“But it was a pleasant surprise when he came into the arena quietly without sirens. His presence also put to bed the notion that he’s not a sports person,” recalled Enakhena.
“You needed to see the excitement on everyone’s face, including fans, players and officials of both teams. I was also glad that the game lived up to the hype that comes with local derbies”, the MFM FC boss said excitedly.
The encounter which saw MFM FC put three goals past Ikorodu United FC goalkeeper, provided the Olukoya Boys an opportunity to show Governor Ambode their appreciation by presenting him with MFM FC customised home and away jerseys with No 1 and Ambode written at their backs.
In his response, the governor sent his greetings to MFM General Overseer, Dr Daniel Olukoya for his youth empowerment programmes one of which is MFM FC.
He pledged to revamp football at the grassroots in the state with an annual football league that will have a club represent each of the 57 Local Government and Council Development Areas in Lagos State.