Lagos-based MFM Football Club on Wednesday defeated visiting Kwara United FC 2-0 in a Group A Match Day 2 fixture in the abridged 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the win at the Agege Stadium was a morale-booster for MFM FC who suffered a 0-2 loss on Sunday in Aba.
They lost to hosts Enyimba International FC in a Match Day 1 fixture.
The team’s goals on Wednesday came through an own goal by Segun Alebiosu in the 49th minute and a superb header by substitute Kabir Adeniji in the 76th minute.
Adeniji was easily the hero of the match as he quickly settled down after being brought in to replace Elijah Akanni in the 74th minute.
Speaking after the match, the MFM FC Chief Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, said however that his team was not impressive in the first half.
He said if his team had lost the match there would have been a massive flushing out of players from the club.
Ilechukwu said: “This is not the team I used to know. We played nothing in the first half of the game. The only difference in the second half were the goals.
“During the half-time break, I told the players that they were just playing for themselves, and were not showing enough seriousness.
“I also told them that if we lost the match, 80 per cent of them woul have to go. What I meant by this was that the club management would have to look for either another coach or the players.
“It is as simple as that. I can’t be absorbing the pressure alone. Last match I was the one, but now, it is their turn.
“We can be patting ourselves on the back for nothing.”