Gold Cup: Ebedei pummeled 4-2 by MFM FC

NPFL By: Olakunle Brown | 29/11/2016

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM FC humbled the Nationwide League One (NLO) side, FC Ebedei 4-2 at the ongoing Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament decided in Ijedu-Ode.

Prior to this encounter Ebedei defeated Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Niger Tornadoes FC and played a goalless draw against Gold Cup defending champions, Kano Pillars but they failed  to repeat their fine form against Fidelis Ilechukwu's lads who appeared to be more tactical and technical.

Hat trick hero Sikiru Olatunbosun netted two of his goals under seven minutes into the game.

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His first goal came in the 11th minute of the match while the second arrived six minutes after the opening goal with Ifeanyi Abara providing one of the assists.

With five minutes to wrap up the first 45 minutes, Ebedei's Chukwura Dubem and Rasaq Idris shocked MFM side, scoring a goal each from outside the box to put the game on level terms at half time.

Olatunbosun bagged his hat trick with a cool finish after connecting a lovely pass from Abara while the latter put the game beyond the NLO side with a great finish.

The match ended in a six goals thriller with the Olukoya Boys claiming their second win of the tourney.

In other matches, Lobi Stars and Remo Stars played out a barren draw.

Sunshine Stars who suffered a 3-0 defeat in the hands of MFM FC shared the maximum points with Kano Pillars after a goalless draw.

MFM FC tops Group A from 6 points, with defending champion has Kano Pillars 5 points, FC Ebedei are with 4 points, Sunshine Stars garnered 2 points, while Niger Tornadoes had one point from two games.

Remo Stars leads Group B with 5 points, same as Lobi Stars with 5 points from three matches, Crown FC has 2 points, and non-league side FC YOBO and Enyimba have 1 point respectively.

Today's  Fixtures Yobo FC vs Remo Stars, Sunshine Stars vs Ebedei, Kano Pillars vs Niger Tornadoes, Crown FC vs  Enyimba

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