MFM is not disbanded, we only returned NNL slot to the owner- MFM Sports Dir.

Published on: 15 February 2023

Following news of the club's disbandment, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM  Director of Sports, Godwin Enakhena has revealed the actual state of things, reports.

MFM lost their topflight league status last season following relegation from the Nigeria Football League, NPFL to the Nigeria National League, NNL after finishing rock bottom with 36 points after 38 matches.

News later filtered in of the club's disbandment  and sale of its slot to Henserd FC of Sagbama, Bayelsa State, a development akin to the obliteration of MFM FC in Nigerian league football.

However, Mr. Enakhena stated that the team had not been disbanded, but rather the slot of the team in NNL was returned to the team who initially gave it to them in the first place.

According to reports, the slot had been given to the Church Boys in 2014, a favour which Enakhena said was only returned.

“The club is not disbanded but handed over to the person that gave it (NNL slot) to us in the first place. But we’ve continued with community football and our annual Dr. D. K. Olukoya International Youth Football Competition that sees players from our branches from across Africa as participants,”

“In addition to the women’s basketball club and wrestling, we are bringing back a national table tennis event and athletics for U-18s.

"Dr Olukoya wants to spread the support for Nigerian youths through sports and in other spheres like scholarships, vocational training etc which his divinely ordained 70 points Youth Repositioning Agenda is all about. Sports is one out of his 70 means of helping the youths of Nigeria and even beyond.”

By Uche Dozie