Vandrezzer FC’s much-anticipated friendly matchup against MFM FC ended in a goalless draw at the Agege Stadium on Tuesday.
Having made some changes from the 2-1 win over Team Lagos on Sunday, it took a while for VFC to find feet at the Soccer Temple.
The first real chance at goal was when Ivo Junior had a shot saved by MFM goalkeeper Jerry Isaac.
The Lions of Naija, with an improved performance from last Sunday’s match against Team Lagos, had the highest number of shots on target (6) – with Ivo contributing four.
Substitute Udom Ekerette was involved in most of the talking points after his introduction in the second-half but couldn’t break the deadlock for Vandrezzer. The giant player defended and attacked bullishly, and had one of his shots saved by the MFM goalie just before the final whistle.
A draw was a fair result for both teams – with coach Rafael Everton fine-tuning his team’s preparation ahead of our upcoming NNL campaign.
MFM now face Kwara United in their next game, while VFC’s NNL opener against Delta Force – which was billed for this weekend has been postponed till next week.
What they said:
“I’m happy with the way my boys played today. Even though we didn’t win, and we need to be more clinical upfront, it was an improved performance from last Sunday. MFM are a tough side and to hold them here in Agege, was good for us. I think we are prepared to our first NNL game.” – Rafael Everton (VFC Head Coach)
“I’m very impressed with this Vandrezzer FC side, we never expected this sort of opposition in the game. Their organisation is really showing and I wish them all the best in the NNL. For us, we didn’t do a lot to deserve a win, when we get back ,we’ll look at the mistakes and correct them.”
Coach Edmond Oludinmu (MFM Assistant Coach)
Vandrezzer 0-0 MFM
Goals attempt: 8-9
Shots on Target: 6-3
Shots off Target: 2-8
Yellow Cards: 2-2
Corner kicks: 4-1
As usual, the match was beamed LIVE to the global audience on VFC TV.