Shinshinma Monday scored to give MFM FC its first ever top flight win over Shooting Stars.
Shooting Stars started the encounter on a high and controlled the game for few minutes. Abu Azeez tested MFM FC’s Folarin Abayomi with a shot but the goalkeeper punched the ball to corner.
Wasiu Jimoh won a free kick for the visitors in the 9th minute of the match but his effort went off target.
NPFL leading scorer, Stephen Odey, had a chance to open the scoring for MFM FC in the 14th minute of the exchange but his effort was deflected for a corner.
The Olukoya Boys continued with their fine display as they strung passes together with series of counter-attacking move.
Shola Brossa set Shinshinma up in the 21st minute with a lovely pass and the left-footed player put the hosts in front off a sublime strike.
The first 45 minutes ended with MFM FC maintaining a one-goal lead.
Shooting Stars came out strong in the second half had a created few goal scoring opportunities with Abu and Jimoh troubling the homers defence.
MFM FC defenders, Opara Austine, Monsuru Bashiru, Emiloju Julius and Okorom Stanley did a yeoman’s job thwarting the away team’s move.
The centre referee, Oluwabonmi Olayombo, brought the game to a close as the Olukoya Boys claimed their second home win of the second stanza of the 2016/17 NPFL and moved from fourth position on the 20-team log to second with 40 points.
Culled from naijafootball247
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