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MFM suffer heavy defeat, El-kanemi make progress as Plateau Utd regain top spot



MFM suffer heavy defeat, El-kanemi make progress as Plateau Utd regain top spot

Former leaders of the Nigeria Professional Football League MFM FC dropped to third on the log after they were thrashed 4-0 by Nasarawa United on Sunday.

Goals from Adamu Hassan, Yinka Onaolapo, Anthonin Oussou and Abdulrahman Bashir secured the emphatic win for hosts.

The Agege side’s loss dragged them down from the table top as Plateau United and El-kanemi assumed first and second position respectively after they grabbed slim wins on Sunday.

Plateau United returned to the summit after a hard-fought 1-0 win against visiting Wikki Tourists in a matchday 17 encounter.

The goal of the tie was scored by Reuben Bala from the penalty spot on 57 minutes following a handball inside the penalty box, to put Plateau on 31 points.

Kano Pillars lost 1-0 to El-Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri, as Mathias Samuel fired his side to second place in the 53rd minute.

In Calabar, Enyimba came from a goal down to beat champions Rangers 2-1.

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Daniel Etor gave Rangers the perfect start with a seventh minute goal, but Enyimba hit back through substitute Samuel Chukwude in the 55th minute, and completed the comeback with Mfon Udoh scoring two minutes to stoppage time.

In the other matches on Sunday, Akwa United defeated Shooting Stars 4-2, Niger Tornadoes playing at home beat Lobi Stars 2-1, Sunshine Stars lost 2-1 away to IfeanyiUbah, hosts Abia Warriors beat ABS 2-0, Gombe pipped visiting Rivers United 1-0 and Remo edged Katsina United 1-0.

Full results of NPFL matchday 17:

Nasarawa United 4 – 0 MFM FC

Enyimba 2 – 1 Enugu Rangers

El-Kanemi 1- 0 Kano Pillars

Niger Tornadoes 2 – 1 Lobi Stars

IfeanyiUbah 2 – 1 Sunshine Stars

Abia Warriors 2 – 0 ABS

Plateau United 1 – 0 Wikki Tourist

Akwa United 4 – 2 3SC

Gombe 1 – 0 Rivers United

Remo Stars 1 – 0 Katsina United




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