Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos and Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia will clash in this Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 33 encounter at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos State.
Anything short of an outright victory for coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his team will definitely compound their relegation struggle, thus the Olukoya Boys must do everything humanly possible to garner the maximum points in this encounter.
Abia Warriors FC prevailed in the first leg with a 3-1 triumph at the Umuahia Township Stadium in Week 13 courtesy of goals from Uche Ihuarulam, Ndifreke Effiong and Stanley Okoro. MFM FC scored their only goal of the game through captain Kenedinum Chuks.
Having played 29 matches so far this season, the host currently sit on the 18th position on the log with 37 points while the visitors occupy the 16th spot on the standings with two points above the home side.
Both teams are yet to win a game in their last four league fixtures, they only managed to pick a point out of the available 12 hence they will be fielding their best legs for this relegation battle.
The Lagos-based team gaffer has released his 18-man squad who he believes can get the needed result after 90 minutes on Sunday.
One of these two Goalkeepers; James Aiyeyemi or Ospino Egbe will be manning the goal post. Stand-in captain, Opara Austine is expected to lead the defence line against Bolaji Sakin, Michael Olaha inspired Abia Warriors attack.
The Umuahia-based team newly appointed coach, Abdullahi Biffo will be looking for a way to win the battle in the midfield against MFM FC midfield maestros, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Atu Irumekhai Paul, Oladele Oshobe, Kenedinum Nelson and Onuwa Chukwuka who are expected to give the needed support to the strikers upfront.
Two experienced forwards namely; Newman Musa and Isah Akor made the match day squad alongside tricky left-winger Sikiru Olatunbosun, teenage striker Stephen Odey, Austine Ogunye and Adekunle Adegboyega. The strikers are expected to do the needful in front of goal as they seek to put an end to the winless streak and give their esteemed fans a heart-warming result to savour.
Coach Biffo and his men will however be looking for a way to claim a good result in this fixture hence we are in for another contest that promises to be exciting and intriguing.