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MFM FC of Lagos have cut Plateau United’s lead the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to just two points following a hard-fought 1-0 win against Wikki Tourist of Bauchi at Agege Stadium, Lagos on Sunday.
MFM’s goal was scored by league top scorer Stephen Odey, who has now netted 17 goals this season, as he struck in the 40th minute to give MFM the win and also take them to 49 points to maintain their second spot on the log.
Table-toppers Plateau United suffered a setback in their quest to win this season’s league title as they lost 1-0 away to Niger Tornadoes.
A fourth minute penalty converted by Samuel Agba sealed the win for Tornadoes but, despite the defeat, Plateau United remain on top of the NPFL table with 51 points.
In Uyo, Akwa United moved up to third on 46 points in the league table after thrashing Gombe United 3-0.
After a goalless first half, Musa Newman broke the deadlock in the 57th minute to put Akwa United 1-0 up.
Home-based Super Eagles forward Ibrahim Alhassan made it 2-0 from the penalty spot on 75 minutes to take his goal tally to 12, before Christian Pyagbara completed the scoring with an 83rd minute goal.
In Maiduguri, El-Kanemi Warriors continued their chase for the league title as they edged Abia Warriors 1-0.
Samuel Mathias got the only goal for El-Kanemi in the 31st minute as his side moved to fourth on 46 points in the league table.