Olukoya disbands MFM FC after 16 years of operation

Olukoya disbands MFM FC after 16 years of operation

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club, also known as MFM FC, was a football team with its base in Lagos but has since been dissolved.

The club, which was entirely owned by Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, a Pentecostal Christian organization, was founded in 2007.

In 2013, the team competed in the Nigeria National League after taking over the slot of Bolowatan F.C owned by Toyin Gafaar without receiving any compensation.

The ‘Olukoya Boys,’ as they are colloquially known, made their historic Nigeria Professional Football League debut in 2016, narrowly avoiding relegation.

The following season, the only team known to hold a pre-game praise and worship session finished second in the league and qualified for the 2018 CAF Champions League.

The club finished 10th in the 2018 season, which was judged completed after 24 match days, and 4th in the 2019 abridged league. They finished 14th and 10th in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

In 2022, after six years of top flight football, MFM were relegated from the NPFL and were to begin a new life in the NNL alongside Kano Pillars.

It will be recalled also that General Overseer, Dr Olukoya fired the club’s administrators following their dismal performance in the 2021/2022 NPFL season.

Dr Olukoya announced the termination of the whole technical crew of the squad just before the start of their matchday 11 against champions Akwa United.

Aside from dismissing the technical staff, the club board was also disbanded, much to the delight of their fans and supporters.

As the 2022-23 abridged NNL season is set to begin on March 3, reports have surfaced that the MFM, as a church, has decided to stop funding the club and return it to the owner, who gave them the slot for free over a decade ago.

Meanwhile, Henserd FC of Sagbama, Bayelsa State will take over MFM slot while FWC Champions FC of Abuja has bought over the slot of Adoration FC, ahead the 2022/2023 NNL season.

Olukoya disbands MFM FC after 16 years of operation