Nigeria: Governor Wike Pre-Season Tourney - Red-Hot Mfm Inches Away From Semi-Finals

11 November 2020

In-form Nigeria Professional Football League side, MFM of Lagos have continued to cruise in the ongoing Governor Nyesom Wike Pre-season football tournament in Port-Harcourt as they are already on the verge of reaching the semi=finals after yesterday's resounding 4-0 victory over Udala FC.

With one game remaining, MFM, currently with better goal difference will need to avoid defeat when they take on Abia Warriors on Thursday to secure the top spot in Group B.

Meanwhile, Abia Warriors will rue their inability to convert several chances in their 1-1 draw against Goddosky FC, as the Nigeria National League side came from behind to snatch the draw.

Abia Warriors will need an outright win against highly motivated MFM to be sure of qualifying for the semi-finals.

In another match decided yesterday, second placed Lobi Stars of Makurdi recovered from an early set back to beat hard fighting Cynosure 2-1 to brighten their chances of reaching the semi-finals from Group A.

The other teams in Group B, Bayelsa and Udala FC will take faceoff in early kickoff today with a win in the game for Bayelsa taking them to seven points, same as Goddosky.

Three more matches will then follow with the key game between host team, Rivers United and Akwa United taking place in the evening.

Bayelsa United will hope to secure the maximum points against Udala in the first game while Ottasolo will be up against Cynosure before the cracker between the two Uniteds.

In his reaction, the chairman of the organising committee of the Championships, Badawiy Bashir, expressed happiness on the performance of the clubs especially the non-league sides like Goddosky and Udala.

"Nobody expected them to give the NPFL clubs such a big fight," he said.

"The committee put into consideration the quality of the clubs invited for the tournament and the quality of play is there for all to see.

"We have been experiencing a good atmosphere since the start of the competition and we hopeto maintain that till the end."

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