Lagos Derby: MFM, Ikorodu United in mouth-watering tie

By Augustine Akhilomen

Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry Football Club will be hoping to compound the woes of Ikorodu United in the Nigeria Professional Football League at the Agege Township Stadium in Sunday's Lagos derby.

The last time both teams met it ended in a goalless draw in the first stanza of the league and Sunday's clash will afford newly appointed Ikorodu United coach, Theo de Jong an opportunity to get one over MFM.

MFM sit 12th on the table with 30 points while Ikorodu United are placed 19th on the log with 15th points.

Having employed former Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu and Shakiru Giwa as part of their technical crew,it is expected the Oga Boys could experience a slight rise on the log.

Meanwhile, Michael Okoyoh has reacted to tough-talking MFM FC players warning that underrating Ikorodu United will be at their own peril in Sunday's Lagos derby.

"We depend on collective abilities and that gives us an edge. They (MFM FC) can underrate us if they like, but that will be at their own peril.

"We will approach the game with as much maturity as we can."People shouldn't forget that it is a Derby, so it's a game of chance. We hope to take our chances."

It will be good news for MFM as they will welcome back Stephen Odey who was injured in a match against Shooting Stars.
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