Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, El-Kanemi Warriors for the first time at home in 90 days conceded their first goal.
Since returning to the Maiduguri stadium in April, El-Kanemi have made their ground a fortress – winning seven home matches on the spin without conceding.
However, NPFL new boys MFM FC became the first team to score in Maiduguri when Nelson Kenedium scored a 55th minute goal in his side’s 1-3 loss on Saturday.
Though Kenedium’s goal turned out to be insufficient in MFM’s bid to upset the applecart, it was enough to halt El-Kanemi’s watertight defending at home at 685 minutes of football.
El-Kanemi, despite playing without their leading scorer, Ibrahim Mustapha, who has travelled out for a test with a club abroad, got their goals from Matthias Samuel, Hussaini Bata and Daniel Japhet on 14, 36 and 66 minutes respectively to seal an 11th win of the season.
The Maiduguri club move into the top half of the standings in the Nigeria top-flight with 34 points.