MFM fc surprisingly went to Ifeanyi Uba stadium and came out with the whole of the 3 points at stake in the week 23 of the Nigeria Professional Football League. 58th minute strike by Balogun Alade was all Olukoya Boys needed to earned their first away 3 points in the 2017/2018 SPFL season.
At the 70th minute of play, Ifeanyi Uba was handed a lifeline via a penalty kick but MFM fc goaltender, Nasamu Emmanuel saved Pascal Seka shot.
In far away Makurdi, ten-man Lobi Stars continued their chase for a first Nigeria Professional Football League title with a comfortable 3-0 win against Yobe Desert Stars at the Aper Aku.
Veteran forward, David Tyavkase, Augustine Ogunye and Cletus Itodo were all on target for the Makurdi club in the encounter.
The hosts were reduced to 10 men late in the first half after top scorer Samad Kadiri was sent off for being guilty of violent conduct against Babatunde Solomon of Yobe Desert Stars.
Solomon Ogbeide’s men sit at the top of the standings with 43 points.
The most interesting game of the week was played in Lafia City Stadium, where Nasarawa United edged out Enyimba 4-3 in a highly entertaining encounter.
Nasarawa United captain Emmanuel Makama grabbed a brace from the spot in the game, while Nojeem Olukokun and Micheal Okoyoh also put their names on the score sheet for the home team.
Abdulrahman Bashir, Chinedu Udeagha and Freedom Omofoman were all on target for Enyimba International.
Akwa United moved to the second position on 38 points following a 2-0 home win against Niger Tornadoes in Minna.
The Promise Keepers got their goals courtesy of Paul Obata and Gabriel Wassa.
Kano Pillars dropped to the third position after they held their hosts Abia Warriors to a 0-0 draw in Umuahia.
Champions Plateau United went down to a 1-O defeat against El-Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri.
Sunday Anthony netted the winning goal a minute after the hour mark.
Enugu Rangers lost 1-0 to Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium with Destiny Ashadi scoring the only goal of the game on the half hour mark.
Rangers finished the game with 10 players after defender Pape Ousmane was sent off nine minutes from the end for dissent.
In Port Harcourt, Sunshine Stars boosted their survival hopes by holding Rivers United to a 0-0 draw.
Bottom club Heartland beat Go Round FC 1-0 in Owerri from Zeidine Ahimeye’s strike, while Wikki Tourists recorded a 1-0 win against Niger Tornadoes in Minna with Ocheme Edoh netting the decisive goal in the 11th minute.
Total number of 17 goals were scored and the hope of many soccer fans to see the league leading scorer, Junior Lokossa to increase his goal tally was dashed as he didn’t feature for Kano Pillars.
MATCH DAY 23 RESULTS
Sunday, June 3
Wikki Tourists 1-0 Kwara United
Akwa United 2-0 Niger Tornadoes
Lobi Stars 3-0 Yobe Desert Stars
Nasarawa United 4-3 Enyimba
Abia Warriors 0-0 Kano Pillars
Heartland 1-0 Go Round
Katsina United 1-0 Enugu Rangers
Rivers United 0-0 Sunshine Stars
El-Kanemi Warriors 1-0 Plateau United
FC Ifeanyiubah 0-1 MFM FC