Stephen Odey MFM FC striker hits his personal target with brace against Plateau United

Odey netted in the first half before scoring the winner from the spot in the dying minutes of the game.

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MFM FC striker Stephen Odey netted a brace in their 2-1 win over Plateau United in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game played on Sunday, March 19.

Odey netted in the first half before scoring the winner from the spot in the dying minutes of the game.

MFM FM controlled the game in the early minutes with Plateau United defender Golbe Elisha impressive at the back.

MFM FC Vs Plateau United play MFM FC Vs Plateau United (Pulse)

 

Chances were, however, few to come by despite MFM FC’s possession until added time in the first half when Sikiru Olatunbosun escaped his marker before passing the ball to Odey who composed himself to net the opener.

Plateau United improved in the second half with Mafeng Pam, Joshua Obaje and Ibeh Johnson combining well with substitute Peter Eneji who net the equaliser in the 62nd minute.

Plateau United got into the game as MFM FC players seem to be tiring.

MFM FC playmaker Onuwa Chukwuka, however, continued to be a threat with his run from midfield and his deft touches.

It was Onuwa’s pass to Sikiru that led to a penalty after the latter was fouled in the box.

Odey scored from the spot for his 10th league goal of the season.

MFM FC play MFM FC are now second in the league (Pulse)

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The striker after the game told Pulse Sports that he has achieved his goal of hitting double figures this season.

My personal target was to score double numbers, now I have it but I want to continue to score,” the striker said.

The win takes MFM FC to second in the table just a point below Plateau United.

Matchday 14 results

Wikki Tourists  2 - 1       Katsina Utd        

ABS                 1 - 1       Enyimba International FC            

MFM FC            2 - 1       Plateau United 

Kano Pillars        2 - 0       Gombe United FC           

Shooting Stars   0 - 0       Abia Warriors    

Lobi Stars FC      0 - 0       Nasarawa United FC      

FC IfeanyiUbah    3 - 2       El-Kanemi Warriors FC  

Niger Tornadoes   1 - 0       Akwa United FC