WIKE PRE-SEASON: MFM FC, Abia Warriors in Crunchy Decider Today in Port Harcourt

Governor Nyesom Wike at a recent football match inside the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt

It is going to be a winner-takes-all game in the match between MFM FC of Lagos and Abia Warriors at the ongoing Governor Wike Pre-Season Football Championships in Port Harcourt today.

MFM currently top the group with seven points from three games, same points as Bayelsa United in second position but with a better goal difference and a game at hand.

Abia Warriors however will need to get the total three points to be able to topple Bayelsa United in the group as anything less than a win will eliminate them from the competition.

On Wednesday, Bayelsa United walked-over Ndala FC as the non-league side failed to turn up for the early morning fixture.

MFM will need to work on their discipline as they have received a red card in each of their three games played so far in the competition.

Also on Wednesday, amateur side, Ottasolo FC of Lagos defeated Cynosure FC 1-0 to secured their first win of the tournament.

Apart from MFM game against Abia Warriors today, Cynosure FC will be looking forward to get something out of their game against host team, Rivers United while the final game of the day will see Akwa United take on Ottasolo FC.

Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, ex-internationals, Tijani Babangida and Coach Kadiri Ikhana were amongst top football personalities that graced yesterday’s matches at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

Also, the organisers of the Championships, fulfilled their promise of bringing scouts for the tournament with Olympic Marseille of France’s Chief Scout, Omar Sciolla, VP Landmark Sports Promotions Ltd, Chinedu Amadi, among some of those on the look out for possible prospects for some European teams.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Rivers State, Honour Sirawoo, has applauded the tournament as a good preparation for teams, especially Rivers United, who will be representing the country in continental competitions.