MFM treble hero Alade hopes club can escape relegation after back-to-back wins


MFM are currently rooted at the bottom of the table having taken just 36 points from 34 matches.

However, the striker believes Olukoya Boys can pull off the great escape after leading MFM to back-to-back wins in 24 hours.

“It’s what it is right now,” Alade told Pulse Sports Nigeria moments after their game against Ikorodu City.

“But I know and I still hope that we can still come out of relegation. I hope that we can still come out.”

Alade spoke to Pulse Sports Nigeria moments after marking his first ever professional career as MFM beat Ikorodu City 3-1 in the FA Cup in Lagos on Monday.

Alade inspires MFM to comeback FA Cup win

The striker was in superb form, scoring a second-half hat-trick as Prayer Warriors came from within a goal to book their place in the BETWGB Lagos FA Cup semi-finals.

Speaking on his performance on the day, Alade had this to say about what he confirmed was the first hat-trick of his career.

“I will say yes (this is my first hat-trick) since playing in the NPFL, this is the first hat-trick of my career.”

Ikorodu City dominated the proceedings at the Legacy ground in Surulere but despite losing at half-time thanks to an blinker from Ikorodu captain Sebastian, Alade said the Olukoya Boys never gave up.

“It’s the spirit, never give up,” he said. “It’s the spirit that’s inside all of us – that the coach made an impact on us.”

“Even if they lead us 2-0, until the final whistle, never give up.”

The match against the Ikorodu Boys was MFM’s second game in 24 hours. Agege’s side had beaten Enyimba 2-1 in the NPFL on Sunday ahead of the FA Cup tie against Ikorodu.

Prayer Warriors were second best throughout the game and could have conceded at least four goals had it not been for Ikorodu’s debauchery.

Reacting to this, the striker added that the match against the People’s Elephants affected him and his teammates as they were hardly resting.

“The Enyimba game had a small impact because playing a game yesterday and you didn’t rest. But we still thank God that we came out victorious,” he added.

MFM will then turn to the NPFL when they travel to Akure to take on regional rivals Sunshine Stars in what is a local derby in the west.

With four games to go, the church boys are four points from safety.

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