Agege stadium ready for CAF Champions League soon – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday said he had directed the State Sports Commission to ensure that the Agege Stadium met the Confederation of African Football standard and be ready before inspection in December.

He said this as he heaped praises on the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club for returning the State to the prestigious CAF Champions League, sixteen years after a team from the State participated in the tournament.

Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he received MFM FC alongside top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation as well as some ex-internationals, Ambode said it was gratifying that a team from the State would be participating in the 2018 edition of the continental tournament after such a long time.

He pledged to assist the team for a  successful campaign at the championship.

He particularly acknowledged and saluted the vision of the MFM General Overseer, Pastor Kayode Olukoya, who founded the team ten years ago, saying that the State Government was proud to associate with his idea of meaningfully engaging the youths to contribute positively to the society.

Ambode donated N25milion to the footballers and officials of the club for qualifying for the CAF Champions League and another N25million to ensure a hitch-free campaign, as well as to adequately prepare for the tournament.

The Agege Stadium is the home-ground being used by the MFM FC. Punch

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