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Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Lobi Stars goes top as Wikki, MFM FC records big wins

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By Albert Akota

There were lots of goals to savour in Bauchi and Lagos yesterday in the Match Day 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Nafiu Kabuga was the main man in Bauchi as he scored all three goals in Wikki Tourist’s 3-0 win over Rivers United.
The game in Lagos also ended 3-0 as MFM FC took visiting Heartland Warriors to the cleaners at the Agege Stadium now called the ‘Soccer Temple’.
After taking an early lead in the first half through Okorom Stanley, MFM FC added two more goals in the second half with Chuka Uwaga and Tchato Giscard finding the back of the net.
The Olukoya Boys will hope to score as much goals when they travel for their CAF Champions League second leg First Round tie against MC Algers.
In Enugu, Rangers emerged victorious in the Oriental Derby; beating Enyimba by a lone goal.
It was a similar situation in Makurdi as well as in Minna where Lobi Stars and Niger Tornadoes beat their respective opponents, Katsina United and Plateau United 1-0.
The victory for Lobi stars has taken them to the summit of the log as they now have 23 points from 12 games.
However, in Ilorin, Coach John Obuh is increasingly looking destined for the sack as Kwara United could only force out a 1-1 draw at home to El-Kanemi Warriors.
Abia Warriors also got an away point; having played out a 1-1 draw against FC IfeanyiUbah.
Meanwhile, Enyimba forward Mfon Udoh said he is only focusing on returning to action in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The 25-year-old currently holds the record for highest number of goals scored in a single season having netted 23 goals during the 2015/16 NPFL campaign.
Udoh, who is yet to feature for Enyimba this season as he’s currently nursing an ankle injury, spoke to the league.
“My focus now is on how to return to the field of play. I have begun light training and was involved in a friendly game recently. I believe I will be fully ready to return in the coming weeks.
The former Akwa United forward was asked if he is bothered about the possibility of seeing his record surpassed by Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa.
Lokosa has scored an impressive nine goals in 10 games, Udoh, said he is not worried.
“I am not worried about the record. Records are set and records are broken. When I scored 23, I broke someone’s record (Jude Aneke – 20). I am not bothered,” he added.
“He (Lokosa) is doing very well at the moment, if he surpasses the record, that will be a big plus for his career and the league,” Udoh concluded.
Udoh is also the first player to score over 35 goals in two consecutive seasons in Nigeria.

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