NPFL: Ifeanyi Ubah hold MFM to end losing streak at Agege

NPFL: Ifeanyi Ubah hold MFM to end losing streak at Agege

Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club have ended their hoodoo in the NPFL against Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries football club, MFM, www.aclsports.com reports.

Ifeanyi Ubah held MFM to a 1-1 draw in an NPFL week two encounter at the Soccer Temple, Agege on Sunday.

Christian Nnaji’s sixth minute goal put the Anambra Warriors in front, before Adeniji Kabiru equalised for the host in the second half.

“That’s a very good result, ” Ifeanyi Ubah’s scorer, Nnaji told aclsports.com moments after the game.

“We didn’t come here (Agege) to play for a point, we came to take three points and make our fans happy. But we thank God it ended draw.”

The match was the fourth meeting between the two teams, with MFM having won all three of their previous matches.

We aware they have never taken a point against the Olukoya Boys, the away side started like they mean business – on the very positive note.

They dominated the opening minutes and deservedly found the breakthrough when Nnaji superbly finished a well-worked team goal from close range to put them 0-1 ahead.

Ifeanyi Ubah continued to dictate proceedings after the goal, but MFM would regain control in the second quarter of the game.

They came close to equalise on two occasions, Kabiru’s header from seven yards went agonisingly close while Clement Ogwu also missed a sitter from six yards.

MFM kept piling on the pressure and six minutes before the break, they were rewarded when Kabiru finally headed in the equaliser as it ended 1-1 at the break.

After the restart, it was the home side who came out firing but Ifeanyi Ubah remained resolute at the back.

Unlike the first half, the second was very poor and disappointing as both sides failed to create any real chances.

In the end, the Anambra Warriors held on for a share of the spoils, to not only end their losing streak against the Olukoya Boys, but also earn their first-ever point in the NPFL against MFM.

With the result, MFM move up to fourth on the table on four points, the same as Ifeanyi Ubah, who are third.

Up next for both teams, MFM are on the road as they travel to Enugu to tackle 2016 champions, Rangers International, while Ifeanyi Ubah welcome Rivers United to Nnewi on week three next weekend.

 

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