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NPFL: MFM FC end FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s unbeaten streak, reclaims second spot

Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC edged past visiting side, Ifeanyi Ubah FC in a nervy encounter played at the Agege Township Stadium, yesterday, Sunday, June 4, 2017.

During the encounter, Adebayo Waheed’s sublime finish ended FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s eight-game unbeaten streak which also propelled MFM FC into second position in the league standings.

In the game, the Olukoya Boys as they are fondly called by their fans bounced back to winning ways after an inspiring performance as they outclassed the Anambra based side to end their three-game without a victory.

MFM FC began the encounter on bright note as Stephen Odey and Adebayo Waheed forced FC Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper, Bamba Drissa, to an early save.

The hosts continued with their sleek display as Onuwa Chukwuka, Oshobe Oladele and Shola Brossa asserted their authority in the midfield. Captain, Opara Austine and his partners in defence; Okorom Stanley, Emiloju Julius and Monsuru Bashiru gave a good account of themselves with smart defensive performances.

MFM took the lead through Adebayo in the 19th minute of the game when he connected a long pass from Monsuru to score his second goal of the season after his debut goal against Kano Pillars on Matchday 5. The first half ended with the Lagos-based team maintaining a one goal-lead.

The visitors began the second half with more determination posing great threats on the homers defence but MFM FC soaked the pressure with a spectacular defensive show.

Fidelis Ilechukwu’s team had a chance to double their lead 20 minutes into the second half but Odey’s audacious shot was deflected for a corner.

The 84th minute of the big game saw Odey turn his maker after a nice control of the ball before he latched on to it but his effort went inches wide.

The game ended and MFM FC claimed their first victory in the second stanza the Nigerian top division.

With the maximum points in their bag, MFM FC moved from fourth position on the 20-team NPFL table to second with 37 points from 22 league matches.

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