Professional League: How Stephen Odey helped MFM FC to dislodge Plateau United

Mar 20 2017 - 7:12am


Were it not for Stephen Odey of MFM FC, Plateau United would have remained a table topper in the Nigeria Professional Football League. But the table turned on Sunday at Agege Stadium.

Here is how. Stephen Odey’s brace on Sunday helped Lagos-based MFM FC to dislodge former table toppers Plateau United of Jos from the Nigeria Professional Football League log on Sunday at their Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Match Day 14 top of the table clash between MFM and Plateau United ended 2-1 in favour of MFM courtesy of Odey’s brace in 46th and 88th minute.

Odey, NPFL’s top scorer is, according to the report, now the first player to hit double digit with 10 goals in the league.

The report has it further: “He opened scoring with a neat finish from a pass from Sikiru Olatunbosun.

He continued his search for the second goal until 88th minute when he converted from the spot to give MFM the deserved three points.

Plateau United got their consolatory goal through Peter Eneji in the 62nd minute.

With the victory against Plateau United, MFM now tops the NPFL table with 27 points. Plateau have 25 points.”

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