MFM Becomes First Team To Be Relegated From NPFL

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The League Management Company (LMC), have confirmed Mountain of Fire Ministry Football Club, (MFM FC) as first team to be relegated in the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

MFM, confirmed their relegation from Nigeria’s top flight after losing 2-1 to Niger Tornadoes at the Agege Stadium in Ijebu Ode.

In a tweet on the league body’s handle on Twitter, LMC confirmed MFM’s exit from the Nigerian topflight.

The Olukoya Boys (MFM) were a surprise entrance into the league in their first few years, as they played breathtaking football under Fidelis Ilechukwu at the time.

However, with only 36 points from 36 matches, MFM will drop down to the Nigeria National League (NNL) in the second division. Even if they win the two remaining matches, they can only end up with 42 points, leaving them at the bottom of the 20-team Nigerian topflight.

Apart from already relegated MFM FC, the battle to stay alive in the NPFL is now between Shooting Stars(45), Kano Pillars (45), Heartland (44) and Dakkada on 43 points.

With Rivers United already declared champions since penultimate weekend, Plateau United were on Sunday confirmed runners up following their 2-1 victory over Lobi Stars. The Jos team now have 64 matches from 36 matches.

The third spot remains a fierce battle between Remo Stars (56 points), Kwara United (55 points) and Enugu Rangers on 53 points.




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