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GOLD Cup: Lobi Stars, MFM FC reach semifinals

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 01/12/2016


Semi finalists at the ongoing Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament in Ijebu Ode are now complete following qualification by Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Football Club and Lobi Stars Football Club.

 MFM and Lobi Stars had tough times with their last group decisive games against Niger Tornadoes FC and Crown FC but both scaled through as Group A and B runners up with 7 points and 6 points respectively.

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 MFM and Lobi Stars both came from a goal down to book a space in the country's most prestigious preseason tourney semi finals. Abiodun Yusuf, nodded home a right wing cross to put his in front after three minutes exchange.

 MFM's Sikiru Olatunbosun missed a 15th minute penalty before Stephen Odey drew level for the Olukoya Boys in the 41st minute.

Jacob Friday continued his good run of form for the Ajilete Valiants scoring his sides only goal of the match against Lobi Stars after connecting a pass from enterprising Michael Peter before David Tykase restored parity for the Pride of Benue with a stunning strike.

 On Friday evening, Kano Pillars who tops Group A with 8points will set up a semi-final clash with Lobi Stars, while Remo Stars thus set up highly rated MFM FC in the other semi-final at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium.