The Lagos Derby is Back Sunday July 3

Ikorodu United Vs MFM
Ikorodu United vs MFM in the first leg of the Lagos Derby, which resulted in a goalless draw on Sunday March 6, 2016. Photo/Cheron Nigeria Blog

Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministry Football Club will be hoping to compound the woes of Ikorodu United in the Nigerian Professional Football League at the Agege Township Stadium in Sunday’s Lagos Derby.

The last time both teams met it ended in a goalless draw in the first stanza of the league and Sunday’s clash will afford newly appointed Ikorodu United Coach, Dutchman Theo de Jong an opportunity to get one over MFM.

Having employed former Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu and Shakiru Giwa as part of their technical crew, it is expected that the Oga Boys could experience a slight rise on the log.

Meanwhile, Michael Okoyoh has reacted to tough-talking MFM FC players warning that underrating Ikorodu United will be at their own peril in Sunday’s Lagos Derby.

“We depend on collective abilities and that gives us an edge. They [MFM FC] can underrate us if they like, but that will be at their own peril,” Okoyoh said.

“We will approach the game with as much maturity as we can.” People shouldn’t forget that it is a Derby, so it’s a game of chance. We hope to take our chances,” Okoyoh added.

It will be good news for MFM as they will welcome back Stephen Odey who was injured in a match against the Shooting Stars.