Chijioke Akuneto coolly dispatched a 5th minute spot kick in Sunday’s NPFL match against Rivers United to send MFM FC three points clear of fourth placed Lobi Stars and it was a welcome goal for the midfielder.
The victory for MFM FC means they keep the pace with the top two sides in Group A and hope of a playoff spot alive.
Also, personally for Akuneto it keeps him on track with his goal scoring objective for the season.
He is currently four goals short of the league’s top scorer this season, Mfon Udoh, but the midfielder has told brila.net he is chasing the golden boot award.
‘It was a much needed goal and I’m really happy it also helped us secure a win.
‘I’m also glad that the goal has improved my record for the season and I’m chasing the top scorer’s spot this season, that is a personal ambition,’ he stated.