Blame me for scandalous lose to IfeanyiUbah – MFM coach


Head Coach of MFM FC, Fidelis Ilechukwu, has taken full responsibility for his wards’ 4-0 defeat to FC Ifeanyiubah on match day two of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), reports

The gaffer of the Lagos-based team, obviously unhappy with how events unfolded in the encounter that saw two of his key players sustaining injuries in the first half of the contest, declared he is to blame for the loss but says he has focused on the next match.

“I have to take the blame because I introduced new players to the starting line-up who didn’t start against Niger Tornadoes and that was why we lost scandalously.

“I did that because of the marathon nature of the league. So I decided to start five new players so that I can rest some players for the next game but at the end it turned that way.

“Secondly, in the first half, two of our players were injured and that forced me to change the game plan by bringing in two players and the changes really affected my tactics and game plan but at the end of the day excuses can’t help the situation.

“So I take the blame for everything that has happened and the loss against FC Ifeanyiubah,” he told

MFM FC will host Lobi Stars on Sunday, at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium in Lagos and the manager has said that his side have no option other than winning.

“We can’t expect anything less than winning because we can’t lose 4-0 and come to our home and draw or lose.

“We have put the loss behind us and concentrate on the next match which I believe by God’s grace winning is 100 per cent sure,” the Nnewi born tactician stated.

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