MFM Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has expressed happiness on his sides first clean sheet of the season following the goalless draw against City Rivals, Ikorodu United at the weekend.
10-man MFM FC claimed their 4th away point of the ongoing NPFL season after playing out a draw against Ikorodu United in a Lagos derby at the Onikan Stadium on Sunday.
It was indeed an exciting and entertaining Lagos derby, the players of both teams lived up to the expectations of the fans with scintillating performances.
Ikorodu United got a shot on target in the 22nd minute through Agbane Dandy long range effort but MFM FC goalkeeper, Abayomi Folarin pulled a great save.
Abayomi continued with his heroic performance with another big save denying the Oga Boys another goal opportunity in the 39th minute of play. Dandy’s close range shot was punched away by the goalkeeper.
Ilechukwu’s men were reduced to 10-men in the 45th of the game with defender Monsuru Olawale receiving a second yellow card.
Fidelis said the goalless draw against Ikorodu United is as important as the three points.
” Playing with ten men and coming out with a point is something I regard as a great result, it’s as important as the maximum points.
“This is the first time we are keeping a clean sheet in the top flight, I never thought we would record a draw because even with 11 men against Nasarawa United and Shooting Stars of Ibadan, we conceded goals, so for me this result is a good one.
“Derbies all over the world are always difficult, and I think my players deserve commendation for their resilience, they really showed character and discipline” he concluded.
The hard-earned point has taken the Olukoya Boys to the third position on the league standing on 10 points from a possible 15 in the five-week old NPFL season.