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NPFL: MFM beat Rivers Utd to go top of table; Rangers lose

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NPFL: MFM beat Rivers Utd to go top of table; Rangers lose

MFM FC secured a 2-1 victory against Rivers United in their rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday.

The League’s highest goals scorer, Stephen Odey, converted two first half penalties to give the home team the win, while the visitors’ goal was scored by Emeka Ogbugh, also in the first half.

MFM now sit top of the league table on 27 points – two points clear off second-placed Plateau United.

Odey put the home side ahead on 29 minutes from the penalty spot after Sikiru Olatunbosun was hacked down inside the box by Rivers skipper Cletus Austin. Rivers drew level about 12 minutes later by Weli who finished off Bernard Ovoke’s pass.

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Odey then grabbed his second goal in the 46th minute as he made it 2-1 from the penalty spot again after Brossa was brought down.
Rivers sought for an equaliser throughout the second half of the game but MFM held on to earn the entire three points.

In another rescheduled game at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, Enugu Rangers were defeated by Shooting Stars after a late Bode Daniel’s goal sealed a hard-fought 1-0 win for the home side.

Rangers had a golden opportunity to win the game when they were awarded an 89th minute penalty but Godwin Aguda missed.
The win was Shooting Stars’ first after seven league draws in a row.

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