NPFL: MFM Displace Plateau At The Top After 2-1 Win Over Rivers United

FT MFM 2-1 Rivers

FT 3SC 1-0 Rangers

90+4′ GOAL! 3SC 1-0 Rangers . Right at the death. Bode Daniel scores for 3SC & that should be the winner. Heartbreak for Rangers. That penalty loss just cost more now.

90′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . We are into added time of four minutes.

90+2′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . We are two minutes into four minutes of added time. Rangers GK Akor booked for time wasting.

They have lost the spotkick. It really is a poor season for Rangers. They just can’t seem to get things right. Godwin Aguda sure would not be happy with himself right now.

88′ PENALTY! 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Rangers win a spot kick.

87′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . MFM sub. Odey who appears to be injured makes way for Oshobe.

85′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers

85′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . Rivers sub. Atuloma off, Okereke on.

80′ MFM 2-1 Rivers

78′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Rangers sub. Chinedu Udeagha comes on for Daniel Etor.

75′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Good clearance by Kalu Orji of Rangers to deny 3SC a sniff at goal.

74′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . Ref waves play on after MFM’s Olatunbosun goes down in the box.

72′ SUBSTITUTION 3SC 0-0 Rangers . 3SC sub. Adebayo Abayomi replaces Olaifa Tolulope

71′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers

69′ MFM 2-1 Rivers

67′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Immediate impact by 3SC sub Daniel. He is felled in front of Rangers box. Free kick wasted.

65′ SUBSTITUTION MFM 2-1 Rivers . Rivers sub. Ovoke makes way for Kuemian.

64′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . MFM’s Tchato is booked for a foul on Jaiyeola.

63′ SUBSTITUTION 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Double sub by 3SC. Adigun Adebayo on for Apena; Bode Daniel replaces Merenini

62′ SUBSTITUTION MFM 2-1 Rivers . Rivers sub. Injured Austine is replaced by Markson Ojobo.

60′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers .

56′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . This game is balanced on the knife edge. A goal for would mean security for MFM while it is a point gained for Rivers and maybe, an away win.

55′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . 3SC chance. Apena’s attempt is palmed away to safety by Rangers GK Akor.

51′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . Weli’s effort off Ovoke’s free kick won’t trouble MFM GK Egbe.

50′ MFM 2-1 Rivers . Free kick to Rivers just by the edge of MFM’s box. Can they make anything out of it?

48′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers

46′ MFM 2-1 Rivers .

The second half gets underway as we await the breaking of the deadlock. 3SC 0-0 Rangers . The business end of this match begins.

No goals yet in Ibadan but not so in Agege. Odey continues is scoring streak. Putting daylight between him and the second on the goalscorers chart. Rivers might feel a bit hard done by but they still have 45 minutes to salvage at least a point from this game.

HT 3SC 0-0 Rangers

HT MFM 2-1 Rivers

45+1’MFM 2-1 Rivers #MFMRIV #NPFLLive. Odey’s 12th goal of the season season restores the home team’s lead as we near tye end of the first half.

45′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Two minutes of added time.

44′ PENALTY! MFM 1-1 Rivers . Ref Hadiza signals a spot kick to MFM to hand MFM their second penalty…of the first half.

43′ MFM 1-1 Rivers . Brossa (MFM) takes a pop at goal. No worries for Rivers GK Rotimi.

It is still goalless at Adamasingba stadium as the first half nears its end.

40′ MFM 1-1 Rivers

32′ GOAL! MFM 1-1 Rivers . An almost immediate reply from Rivers United. Christian Weli equalises for Rivers. Assist by Bernard Ovoke.

30′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers

29′ GOAL! MFM 1-0 Rivers . Stephen Odey scores from the spot. That’s his 11th goal of the season.

28′ PENALTY! MFM 0-0 Rivers . MFM win a spot kick after Rivers captain Austine upends Olatunbosun in the box.

28′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . 3SC bossing this game but nothing to show for it in terms of the scoreline.

25′ MFM 0-0 Rivers . From all of 25 yards, MFM’s Tchato drills the ball at goal. It was always rising.

23′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers

20′ MFM 0-0 Rivers . Rivers GK Rotimi back on his feet after needing medical attention as Lukman almost gives the away team the lead. That would have been a first. MFM has not gone behind at home this season.

17′ MFM 0-0 Rivers . MFM chance. Stephen Odey’s attempt is off target by inches after a neat pass from Onuwa. MFM can smell the blood now. They really play with a lot of swagger and belief.

16′ MFM 0-0 Rivers

11′ MFM 0-0 Rivers .

8′ MFM 0-0 Rivers . After receiving a knock earlier, Rivers captain Austine returns to the pitch with a bandaged head. Did say it was going to be a battle.

7′ MFM 0-0 Rivers

3′ MFM 0-0 Rivers . It is all MFM right now as Waheed shoots at goal. Rivers GK Rotimi punches to safety. Corner to MFM. Their second corner of the game.

1′ 3SC 0-0 Rangers . Rangers get the game underway.

1′ KICKOFF. MFM 0-0 Rivers

And we are off at the Agege Township stadium.

We are just a few minutes to kick-off. Last minute instructions being given as the players get ready to step on the pitch and do battle.

The 3SC-Rangers games is a game of old titans who once upon a time dominated the Nigerian football league. Both are languishing in the relegation zone.

Stephen Odey would be looking to add to his goal tally while Sikiru would look to benefit from being less attended to as most attention would be on Odey.

MFM are looking to continue their great home form and leapfrog Plateau United at the top of the table. A victory will assure them of this but a draw would draw them equal on points with the leaders. Rivers have just been bundled out of the Caf Champions League after inexplicably throwing away a 3-0 first leg win to loe 4-3 on aggregate.

Welcome to today’s edition of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday monitoring room and live reports. Today’s games are rescheduled fixtures between MFM and Rivers United and the game between 3SC and Rangers International.

Today’s Games

MFM vs Rivers United

Shooting Stars vs Rangers

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