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NPFL21: MFM end winless streak to condemn Enyimba to third league defeat

MFM FC have ended a three match winless run with a 1-0 victory over visiting Enyimba FC during the rescheduled Match Day 15 of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Thursday.

This is MFM first win against Enyimba in 9 NPFL meetings while ending the Aba Warriors 8-match unbeaten run.

In the same vein, MFM coach, Gabriel Olalekan is the first manager to record a win against the former champions.

The game played at the Soccer Temple saw the Olukoya Boys determined to return to winning ways when as early as the 2nd minute, Adeyinka Najeem had the first chance of the game to put his side in the lead but blasted his effort over the bar.

Buoyed by the encouraging start, the home side again in the 5th minute saw Elijah Akanni having the first shot on target, though weak, from a close range.

However, a bewildered Enyimba in the 16th minute temporarily stopped the waves of attack to have their first chance when Emmanuel Appiah picked out Victor Mboama from a freekick. Mboama characteristically directed his header off target.

MFM’s efforts to score early paid off in the 22nd minute when Ebenezer Odeyemi scored from a follow-up after Enyimba goalkeeper, Olufemi Kayode kept out Akanni’s initial attempt.

Six minutes later, the home side were let off the hook marginally after an unmarked Cyril Olisema threw away his side’s best chance in the first half to put his side on level.

At the restart, Enyimba made changes to their playing personnel in a desperate bid to turn the game around and in their favour as the Aba Warriors fell to third league defeat of the season.

Enyimba who have three more outstanding games have dropped to sixth position on 27 points from 14 games while their conqueror, MFM moved up to 14th position on 20 points from 17 games played.

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