Plateau United, MFM ready to rumble in Champions League
Written by Morenike Adebayo on February 9, 2018
Nigerian champions, Plateau United, are hopeful of a good outing as they kick-start their continental cup campaign against Eding Sport of Cameroon in one of this weekend’s Total CAF Champions League preliminary round-first leg fixtures
Previously known as Nigeria Standard FC, the Jos-based club in North Central Nigeria, has not won the league title since its formation in 1975 and the closest they got was second behind Heartland FC at the birth of Nigeria Professional League in 1990. But last September, Plateau United, finally won their Holy Grail under the guidance of former Nigerian international, Kennedy Boboye
That gave them a return to the continent since 2000 when they were narrowly edged out on the away-goal rule by Etoile du Congo in the first round of the defunct CAF Cup Winners’ Cup.
Elsewhere, Nigeria’s other representative in the premier continental club championship, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC are equally upbeat despite travelling to Bamako as guest of AS Real.
The ‘Olukoya’ Boys as the team is fondly referred to, remarkably claimed second spot behind Plateau but Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu believes they are well equipped on their debut at the continental level.