Bala Nikyu laments after home draw against MFM

Bala Nikyu laments after home draw against MFM

Coach Bala Nikyu believes his side did enough to pick maximum points against struggling MFM in the match 18 of the NPFL game in Lafia.

The Solid Miners came from behind to snatch a point against the Olukoya Boys who are currently stuck to bottom of the league table.

MFM drew the first blood within two minutes of  kick-off. Chukwudi Ekeocha scored from 30 metres after his side won a free-kick.

The home side pressed on in search of a leveller, but t arrived towards the end of first half.


Aliyu Abdullahi pounced on a deflected ball off Moses Adikwu’ leg following a  Michael Tochukwu’s low strike at the nick of half-time to restore parity.

Nasarawa couldn’t get the winner in the second-half with both sides equally sharing the points.

It was the 4th home draw for the Solid Miners, a result that allowed them to slip to 12th position with twenty-two points.

Speaking at the post match conference, Bala Nikyu said he’s disappointed with the results.

“Football can be cruel, at times, because if you look at the MFM side, I don’t think it’s a team that can cause upset, but the funny side of the game came to play.

“It’s a disappointing result, but it’s part of the game.

“If anyone had told the visiting team that they would get a decent result here, they would argue it.

“We hope to better our performance in our next game against Shooting Stars in a week’s time in Ibadan.

“We will go all out for the game, and make up for our missed chances here at home.”

MFM interim Coach Isiekwene however believes, it was a matter of missed opportunity for his team to get three points.

“Our game plan was to come  here and win because our position on the league standings is very very poor, but a draw is not a  bad result for us.

“Nasarawa United have a good team. I have been monitoring them for the past few days, and learning more about them. They are, unarguably, one of the best teams in the elite league, and they showed that today again.

“I was contracted not too long ago, and I will continue to pull everyone together to enable us get out of the difficult state we find ourselves.” He said.

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