NPFL: MFM close gap on Plateau United

NPFL: MFM close gap on Plateau United

League leaders Plateau United had their five-point lead cut down to two after second-placed MFM FC defeated ABS FC 2-1 on Sunday.

In the matchday 27 tie at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, MFM went ahead in the 17th minute after Austine Ogunye converted a penalty following a foul on Stephen Odey inside the box.

Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled their lead in the 61st minute before Wasiu Alabi got a goal back for ABS, but MFM held on to secure the win.

Meanwhile, in Maiduguri, Plateau United suffered a 1-0 defeat at El-Kanemi Warriors, which happened to be their seventh loss of the campaign.

The only goal of the game was scored in the 95th minute by Sunday Anthony which means El Kanemi moved up from fifth to fourth in the league table.

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MFM now have 46 points from 27 matches played, only two points behind Plateau United, as the race for the title continues.

Here are the full time results of week 27 of the Nigerian League:

Niger Tornadoes 1 – 0 Remo Stars

Sunshine Stars 1 – 0 Abia Warriors

MFM 2 – 1 ABS

3SC 2 – 0 Wikki Tourist

IfeanyiUbah 2 – 0 Katsina United

Nasarawa United 1 – 1 Gombe United

Lobi Stars 3 – 1 Rangers

El-Kanemi 1 – 0 Plateau United

Akwa United 1 – 0 Enyimba

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