Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM FC) pipped FC Yobo 1-0 at the ongoing Ogunjobi Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament in Ikene, courtesy of a second-half strike from Oludayo Alabi.
FC Yobo players had themselves to blame for not converting their clear cut chances in the first half and school defending in the second half, as they could have taken a point in the game.
Barely 11 minutes into the game Shedrach should have punished MFM FC for their sloppy defending, but he rather wasted Chukwuma Ugbo’s brilliant pass as he blasted his effort wide.
The first half ended with both teams failing to find the back of the goal as the scoreline was 0-0.
MFM FC had goalkeeper Abayomi Folarin to thank in the 55th minute, as he made a double save from an effort from FC Yobo’s Muyiwa Balogun.
The introduction of Alabi in the second half by Olukoya Boys coaching staff paid off as he added bites to their attack.
With less than 10 minutes into the game, precisely the 66th minute, Alabi used his pace and body size to drive past his marker to create ample space for himself close in FC Yobo box and curled his strike into the top left corner for his first goal of the tourney.
MFM FC will now clash with their south-west derby rivals Remo Stars on Matchday Two of the pre-season tournament while FC Yobo square up against Osun United on Sunday.