NPFL: MFM FC Celebrate First Away Win

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 04/06/2018

FC Naija

Officials and players of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos have dedicated their 1-0 away win against FC
IfeanyiUbah to the director of the team Emmanuel Adeyemi who turned a year older on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

MFM FC bounced back to winning ways after losing two games on the bounce as they claimed their first away victory of the season against the Anambra Warriors in Matchday 24 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) played on Sunday at the FC IfeanyiUbah Stadium.

Three players, Olatunbosun Sikiru, Okorom Stanley, Nojeem Akinyemi and Uwaga Chuka were missing from the starting line up due to injury but the likes of Austine Opara, Onuwa Chukwuka, Zikiye Jonathan, Ademola Adeshola and Julius Emiloju gave a good account of themselves with amazing displays.

The host dominated the first 45 minutes of the intriguing encounter creating series of goalscoring opportunities but MFM FC players were resolute with their performance.

Ekene Awazie and Patrick Ikeokwu had a chance to score in the 20th and 22nd minute but were denied by MFM FC goalkeeper, Nasamu Emmanuel.

The Lagos-based team came out stronger in the second half mounting the pressure on the home team with Onuwa Chukwuka, Akuneto Chijioke and Alade Balogun troubling the host defense.

Onuwa Chukwuka initiated a move from the midfield in the 59th minute and exchanged passes with Julius Emiloju and Akuneto before releasing his final pass to Balogun, the latter then put MFM FC in front with a low drive.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah were awarded a penalty six minutes after Alade's goal following a challenge on Patrick Ikeokwu by Nasamu. The goalkeeper sustained an injury due to that challenge and was treated on the pitch for few minutes.

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The penalty was then taken in the 70th minute of the entertaining match by Seka Pascal to the far right but Nasamu guessed right and parried the ball to the path of onrushing Wasiu Jimoh who failed to score from the rebound

The game ended with the Olukoya Boys recording their first away win of the 2017/18 NPFL season as they moved from 13th spot on the table to 11th claiming 30 points from 24 league games.

"Permit to say this, on behalf of the officials and players, I will like to dedicate this victory to our director, Emmanuel Adeyemi who became a year older yesterday" MFM FC Captain Austine Opara enthused shortly after the game.