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Gbam! Agege Stadium to host Champions league football

There is good news for the darling fans of Agege, Lagos Mainland based side, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club, MFM FC, after the Lagos State Government has concluded plans to ensure the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, is put in proper shape ahead of the team’s bow in the highly coveted CAF Champions league.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode earlier today, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, announced that the State Sports Commission had been directed to ensure that the Agege Stadium, which is the home-ground being used by MFM FC, be put in good shape to meet up with CAF standard before the inspection in December 2017.

Ambode made the disclosure at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he received MFM FC alongside top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

“I want to also say that we have directed our sports team and the Sports Commission to make sure that everything needed, just as earlier requested, to ensure that Agege Stadium is certified by CAF is done,” Ambode said.

The Governor added that it was gratifying that a team from the State would be participating in the 2018 edition of the continental tournament after such a long time, just as he pledged to assist the team with the necessary support to ensure successful campaign at the championship.

Meanwhile, Governor Ambode donated N25milion to the footballers and officials of the club for qualifying for the CAF Champions League and another N25million to ensure hitch-free campaign, as well as adequately prepare for the tournament.

In addition, Ambode charged the team to be good ambassadors of the State and be at their best at the tournament.

In his remarks, MFM Director of Sports Worldwide, Mr. Godwin Enakhena commended Governor Ambode and the State Government for the support so far extended to the team, saying the assistance contributed to the feat achieved by the team to play at the continental level.

He recalled how the State Government released Agege Stadium to MFM FC free of charge for use as home-ground and other security arrangements, as well as logistics, adding that the immense support of the government was well appreciated.

See some photos from the visit to the Lagos House below.



Idris Aina
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