By Adeboye Amosu:
MFM FC missed out on a place in the group stages of the CAF Champions League after they were thrashed 6-0 by Algeria’s MC Alger in their first round, second leg tie at the July 5 Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
The North Africans turned the fixture around after going down to a 2-1 defeat in the first leg last week and qualified on a 7-2 aggregate scoreline.
MFM coach Fidelis Ilechukwu made three changes to the side that defeated the Algerians in the first leg last week with the trio of Ubakanma Peter, Jonathan Zikiye and Joshua Abah replacing Chukwuka Onuwa, Julius Emiloju and Lawal Abayomi.
MC Alger started the game on the perfect note with Sofianne Bendebka handing them the lead in the third minute from a simple header.
Walid Derreja made it two for the hosts seven minutes later from a long-range strike.
The hosts piled more pressure on MFM despite the two-goal lead and got the third in the 20th minute.
MFM’s goalkeeper Folarin Abayomi’s poor clearance was met by Nekkache who slotted the ball into the net.
The Olukoya Boys conceded again in the 29th minute with Karawi’s deflected shot sailing into the net.
The pace of the game slowed down a bit after the break and Nekkache got his second of the contest and his side’s fifth, lobbing the ball over Folarin after controlling a long cross from Hachoud.
Ibrahim Amada made it six with a long-range effort in the closing stages of the game.
MFM have now dropped down to the play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup.