By Tony Nwanne
Fans of Lagos-based football club, MFM FC on Monday urged spectators to turnout en masse for the club’s subsequent matches. They said the team is ready to atone for the near disappointment of last season’s games.
According to the fans, the spectators stand was not what it used to be judging with the turnout for last season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches.
The Match Day 1 between MFM and Niger Tornadoes ended 3-0 but some fans have called on others to come out in their numbers during the team’s home games.
Jamiu Gboyega, said it was too early to suggest apathy to MFM’s matches, but noted that the economic recession might have contributed to the fans not occupying the stands.
“This is a good start for us, we can also say that MFM only started from where they had started last season only that I am expecting to see more fans.
“It is too early to suggest apathy to matches but I equally think that the current economic recession has not helped the situation too.
Another fan, Benjamin Ndidi also said the situation at the stadium was not new for those who watched MFM’s last season’s first game, adding that fans will throng the facility in subsequent games.
“The situation at the stadium is not peculiar to the team; generally
first matches like this should not be a yardstick to measure attendance at the stadium.
“I hope that the spectators will be turning in after this match and we will support our darling team.
“I want to see my colleagues who have promised to be here, some have
yet to return from their villages where they visited for the Christmas and New Year celebrations,’’ he said.