MFM wins Church World Cup

DK Olukoya and wife
DK Olukoya and wife
DK Olukoya and wife

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos has emerged the best football playing church in the world.

The Nigeria representatives achieved this feat after defeating the United Church of Colombia 7-0 in the final of the maiden edition of The Church World Cup on Sunday afternoon in Goa, India. MFM FC which plays in the Nigeria National Division One League dominated the encounter from the outset in what would turn out to be a mismatch.

It was just a matter of time for top striker, Adekunle Adegboyega to open the floodgate of goals. Midfielder Sheriff Alashe made it 2-0 while two more goals came off the boots of Nelson Kenedinum and Adegboyega to give his team a 4-0 lead after 45minutes.

Adegboyega continued from where he stopped in the first half to complete his hat trick. Winger, Sikiru Olatunbosun, found the back of the net twice while midfielder, Nelson Kenedinum, completed the rout.

MFM FC ended the competition without conceding a goal and scored a whopping 20 goals in five games.

It was a clean sweep for MFM FC as Adegboyega won the top scorer award with eight goals and diminutive midfielder, Onuwa Emmanuel, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the competition.

MFM FC’s road to making history at the Church World Cup in India started with a 3-0 win over Colombia. Next to fall was Egypt who lost 2-0 while Uzbekistan was hammered 7-0 and the host, India conceded a goal in the semi final which catapulted the Olukoya Boys to the final of the competition.

The participating teams were host India, Colombia, Egypt, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, Uzbekistan and Portugal.

An elated MFM General Overseer, Dr Daniel Olukoya, was full of praise for the players and has promised a befitting reception for them when they return to Nigeria on Tuesday.

“Wow! This is wonderful,” exclaimed the sport loving clergy.

“The boys have made Nigeria and Africa very proud. I’m really happy that this feat was achieved by footballers who are ambassadors from MFM, they’ve made us proud in far away India.

“As a church, we will appreciate them,” he concluded.