Nigerian League Review: MFM back on top, Oriental Derby ends in stalemate


Newly promoted Mountain of Fire Ministries Football Club, MFM FC are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after they recorded a 3-1 win over El-Kanemi warriors at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday.

The Olukoya Boys have been impressive since the start of the season and they now have 13 points from six games; which includes a 100 per cent win record at home.

In Sunday’s game, MFM enjoyed just a 1-0 lead in the first half before Julius Emiloju doubled the advantage midway into the second half.

EL-Kanemi pulled one back through Japhet Daniel but MFM FC’s Emmanuel Onuwa in the 75th minute restored his team’s two –goal cushion as the Olukoya Boys smiled away with another precious three points in the kitty.

While MFM FC were cruising their way to top spot, it was not a good Sunday for the other Lagos team, Ikorodu United, as they were trounced 4-1 by FC Ifeanyi Ubah in Nnewi.

Also, the Oriental Derby involving Abia Warriors and Enugu Rangers ended in a 2-2 draw in Umuahia.

The four-goal thriller saw Abia Warriors coming from behind twice to retain their unbeaten run in the NPFL this season.

Bobby Clement and Chisom Egbuchulam were the goal scorers for Rangers while goals for Abia Warriors came off the boots of Uluocha and their danger-man Chisom Chikatara who got the all important equaliser off Ndifreke Effiong’s assist.

With the result, Rangers dropped to second spot on the log with 11 points from six games.

Full results
Giwa 1-0 Sunshine

Ifeanyiubah 4-1 Ikorodu Utd

MFM 3-1 El-Kanemi

Lobi 2-2 Pillars

Tornadoes 3-2 Rivers Utd

Abia Warriors 2-2 Rangers

Akwa Utd 2-0 Plateau Utd


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  • Watch man

    MFM, is this called “football evangelism”?