Monday, 3 July 2017

NPFL Matchday27 Result, MFN Put Pressure On Plateau United

MFM FC defeated ABS 2-1 on matchday 27 of the Nigeria Professional Football League at the Agege Stadium on Sunday to close the gap on leaders Plateau United. Austine Ogunye put MFM 1-0 up after converting a 17th minute penalty following a foul on NPFL top scorer Stephen Odey inside the ABS box.

Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled MFM’s lead in the 61st minute before Wasiu Alabi got a goal back for ABS, but MFM held on to secure the win.  The win means MFM remain second in the league table on 46 points but just two points behind leaders Plateau United. ABS have now lost 10 straight away games in the league this season.
Enyimba title hopes also received a setback as they lost 1-0 to Akwa United. It was Enyimba’s first league defeat to Akwa United after going unbeaten in their last five games against the Uyo-based side. Musa Newman was the hero for Akwa United as he scored in the 15th minute to give his team the win. Akwa are now third on 43 points in the NPFL table.
Godwin Obaje got his 10th goal of the season as FC IfeanyiUbah beat visiting Katsina United 2-0.
NPFL matchday 27 results:
MFM 2 vs 1 ABS
3SC 2 vs 0 Wikki Tourist
Lobi Stars 3 vs 1 Rangers
El-Kanemi 1 vs 0 Plateau United
Akwa United 1 vs 0 Enyimba
IfeanyiUbah 2 vs 0 Katsina United
Niger Tornadoes 1 vs 0 Remo Stars
Sunshine Stars 1 vs 0 Abia Warriors
Nasarawa United 1 vs 1 Gombe United

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