With a CAF Champions League ticket already in the bag, MFM FC coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says his team would push their luck further in a bid to wrest this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title from table-toppers Plateau United this weekend.
However MFM FC will have to do that in one of the league’s most difficult venues in Maiduguri against El-Kanemi Warriors.
MFM have amassed 62 points, one behind Plateau United, following a convincing 2-0 victory over Nasarawa United on Matchday 37 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday and Ilechukwu acknowledged that his team must win on Sunday to stand a chance of claiming a first title though that will happen if only Plateau United fail to defeat outgoing champions Rangers International at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos.
According to the dark-skinned tactician, El- Kanemi Warriors have not really changed much since their last encounter on Matchday 18. And, having played and defeated El-Kanemi Warriors hands down (3-0) during the first round, Ilechukwu is confident his players have the know-how to
win the game
“We are the Lord’s anointed team to win the NPFL this season and we are almost there,” Ilechukwu said. “We have to beat El-Kanemi to cap a successful season, because if we want to lift the league trophy, we need the final day’s three points and this is achievable,” he told npfl.ng.
“No! No! No! We have not given up the title, Plateau United are also in a must-win situation so it’s not over for us until the final whistle. We are the best club in Nigeria this year.”
“At MFM FC, we have the belief that we can do it, then we stand a chance to be champions but let’s see how the final day games end on Saturday.”