MFM Goes Top Of Nigeria League


NPFL new boys MFM
FC are now top of the table after they defeated Rivers United 2-1 in a Week 2 game on Wednesday.
The Lagos club have made it two wins from two games to gather six points.
The Nasarawa United 2-1 in their opening game of the new season on Sunday in Makurdi.
‘The Olukoya Boys’ got the curtain raiser in the 18th minute when former Nigeria U20 star Ifeanyi Ifeanyi scored from the spot after Chidi Akuneto was brought down in the box.
Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled the lead with a strike in the 24th minute.
Fredrick Obomate pulled a goal back for Rivers United in the 57th minute to take the game to 2-1.
Olatunbosun was denied another goal in the 40th minute by Sunday Rotimi, who pulled off a big a save.
Rivers United were then denied an equaliser in the 72nd minute when Chigozie Ihunda hit the goal post.
In the 80th minute, MFM goalkeeper James Aiyeyemi made a double save to deny Rivers United.
Olympics: Siasia Wants Mikel To Show Interest
Chelsea star Mikel Obi will have to first tell coach Samson Siasia he wishes to feature at the Rio Olympics before he would be considered for the summer games.
The 28-year-old midfielder could debut at the Olympics in Brazil in August as an over-age player after he missed out on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Siasia said: “As for Mikel, if he specifically comes to me to request I include him in my team, I will reason. I will ask him if he really wants to play for the team.
“I must be sure of his mission.”
The coach had refused to pick Mikel for the Beijing Olympics after the player stayed away from the qualifying matches.
Siasia further said he will be definite about the three over-age players he will name for the Rio Olympics when it is closer to the competition.
“I have some players I am thinking about, but the truth is that since the tournament is still six months away, we have to also be cautious of the players’ form. We cannot pick players who are in form now only for them to lose form in August,” he explained.