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On a winger and a prayer: the miraculous rise of Mountain Top FC

The players of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries football club stand together to pray before a continental match at Agege Stadium in Lagos on April 8, 2018. One of Nigeria's biggest evangelical churches was on to a winner when it set up a football club -- backed by millions of dollars and the power of prayer. Just over a decade later, Mountain Top FC or MFM FC are now in the Nigerian Professional Football League and among the best sides in the country. / AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

 

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