MFM WOMEN BASKETBALL CLUB TO REPRESENT NIGERIA IN AFRICA
I remember like yesterday when the wife of the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Pastor Shade Olukoya said to me “Brother Godwin, don’t forget our ladies o! You’re only organizing football for the men, we can also play very well…”
I went back home and thought of starting off football for women in MFM but something inside of me said ‘think about something else’.
What could that be, I asked myself?
Then came Odunayo Adekuoruoye, the Commonwealth Wrestling champion who is today the second best wrestler in the world in her category. The world knows her story.
I slept one day and had a dream about basketball, an indoor game. Perfect. And that was it.
The dream became reality last year when coach Aderemi Adewunmi, the foremost male and female coach in Nigeria said yes to my plea to come set up a women’s basketball club for MFM. And in less than three weeks, MFM Women Basketball Club were in the semi final of the Women’s Premier League in Nigeria.
Owolo as he is fondly called kept assuring me that he was building a team that will rule the game in 2019.
The race started from Akure to Ibadan, Ilorin and finally Lagos for the final 8. And just yesterday at the indoor sports hall of the national stadium in Surulere, Lagos, MFM Women Basketball club qualified for the final of the women’s league after a hard fought win over Dolphins, same team that had stopped them in the third place game last season.
The best part of the story is that MFM Women Basketball club of Lagos will be one of the teams representing Nigeria on the continent. Wow!!!! Dreams do come true, isn’t it?
Join me in thanking God for using Dr Daniel Olukoya for his youth repositioning agenda which has continued to yield bountiful results.
Thank you coach Adewumi.
Thank you the amazons (players).
Thank you to the backroom staff.
Thank you Nigerians for your massive support.
This is just the beginning.
Glory to God!!!