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MFM FC survive Enyimba FC scare for 1-1 draw

Lagos – Lagos-based MFM Football Club on Sunday rallied back for a 1-1 draw to preserve their unbeaten home record against visiting Enyimba International FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)

Stephen Odey

The Match Day 13 fixture at the Agege Stadium saw the Aba-based Enyimba opening scores through Bashir Abdulrahman in the 49th minute.

The Olukoya boys, however, responded almost immediately, through a brilliant strike from Chijioke Akuneto in the 56th minut.

The home team later claimed they were denied two penalty kicks, in the first half and the last minute of the game.

MFM FC’s coach Fidelis Ilechukwu urged the League Management Company (LMC) to take action against the match officials.

“To me, this is unexpected in the league. Enyimba International FC should stop complaining about other clubs. That is how they complained in Benin (against Bendel Insurance FC) and they have been complaining about the NPFL.

“Enyimba are guilty of what they are complaining about, regarding other clubs. I will want LMC to look into this because we had two clear-cut penalty kicks which were denied us.

“After so much hardwork, it is painful. Maybe, we don’t always want to talk, but this match makes me sad. This type of officiating is not the first, second or third time.

“It is not our own failure that we did not beat them, but a failure on their part. Enyimba should have opened up the game so that we can have a good game,” he said.(NAN)

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