Lagos football fans receives thrilling treat

Terver Dominic, Lagos

Lagos football fans were treated to a thrilling soccer encounter between Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM) and Enyimba Football Clubs in week 16 Nigeria Professional Football League game at the Agege stadium, Lagos.

Though the midweek games turn out to be a barren draw, fans were put on the edge of their seat throughout the encounter as both teams tried to grab all three points at stake.

Enyimba finished the game with 10 men after Nzube Anaezemba got his marching order for a second yellow card with 17 minutes to time.

Speaking after the encounter, Enyimba striker Mfon Udoh says they are satisfied with the barren draw against newcomers, Mountain of Fire Ministries.

Udoh said the Nigeria Professional Football League newcomers are a good side and can only be underrated at one’s peril.

“Even though we would have preferred the three points, we are happy with the draw. MFM FC is a good side and they proved their worth in the encounter. They showed that nothing is impossible in football.”

“The point will help us greatly as we go home to confront neighbours FC IfeanyiUbah at the weekend in Umuahia. We are on the right path to challenge for the summit by the time we are done with the make-up matches,” Udoh said.

The point at MFM FC takes Enyimba’s points to 21 from 13 matches with three games to spare against Warri Wolves, Wikki Tourists and neighbours Abia Warriors while MFM is now on 23 points from 16 matches.

At the Onikan Stadium in Lagos, fans of Ikorodu United watched as their side blew their lead twice in a 2-2 draw.

Ojukwu Ifegwu and Kabir Balogun scored a goal each for Ikorodu United while second-half goals was scored by Junior Salomon and Ibeh Johnson secured a point for Plateau United, who finished the game with 10 men after Salomon was sent off for a second bookable offence on 80 minutes.

Meanwhile, Enugu Rangers, the table-toppers in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NFPL), suffered their fourth defeat of the season on Wednesday while Warri Wolves stunned 3SC in Ibadan.

Odds were stacked against Wolves ahead of their match-week 16 game at the Lekan Salami Stadium having lost 0-1 at home to Rivers United in their previous game, while their hosts, 3SC, earned a draw at Rangers.

Despite the loss, Rangers remain top with 28 points, same with second-placed Rivers United, who defeated Wikki Tourists by a goal, after Salomon was sent off for a second bookable offence on 80 minutes.