CAF Champions League: MEM Arrive To Rousing Reception From Bamako

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE

One of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, MFM FC, were Tuesday accorded a warm reception by fans on their arrival from Mali, where they were forced to 1-1 draw by Real Bamako in a Preliminary round, first leg tie on Sunday.

The Olukoya Boys were greeted by hundreds of fans bearing placards with varying inscriptions at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

It was the team’s maiden outing on the continent after finishing as runners-up in the 2016-2017 Nigeria Professional Football League standing behind Plateau United.

The Fidelis Ilechukwu’s team of mainly amateur players were not given a chance to achieve the result that will lessen their task during the return leg in a fortnight.

The team have over the years been terrible travelers in NPFL, but may have hit turning point with Sunday’s laudable result.