Lagos – Lagos-based MFM FC currently serving a three-match closed door ban says it will strive to win its matches to appreciate their fans’ unflinching support.
The club’s Media Officer, Wale Quadri, on Thursday said that the club was not worried playing its matches behind closed doors, adding that it would not affect the players.
MFM will serve its second closed door match ban against Plateau United in a Match Day 29 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
It will be recalled that the League Management Company (LMC) had ordered MFM to play three home matches behind closed doors and pay N4 million fine.
The punishment came as a result of the Match Day 23 fixture against 3SC of Ibadan when their fans invaded the field at the Agege Stadium.
MFM, however, has served the first closed door match on a 2-0 victory note against Heartland FC of Owerri in Match Day 27 encounter.
On the Match Day 29 fixtures, the MFM media officer, said that the lessons from their last closed door match had shown they could win regardless of the circumstances.
“We won our last game in spite of the ban, so, we will approach the next game with same determination too; nothing changes about the team.
“The team is as strong as it was before the ban, we want the
three points at stake and by the grace of God, our fans will not be disappointed.
“Plateau United are a decent club too, so we will not underrate them, we have mapped out our strategy for this game which we hope will be positive.
“Our fans expect the best from the players and we promise not to let them down,’’ he said.
NAN reports that MFM FC had played 1-1 away to Plateau United in the Match Day 9 of the league.
MFM occupies 11th position on the NPFL log; it garnered 36 points from 26 league matches with 10 wins, 6 draws and had lost 10.
Plateau United on the other hand occupies the 16th position. It has 33 points from 27 matches, winning eight matches, lost 10 and drew 9.