Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos claimed another vital away point against Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club of Nnewi on Thursday in match day 18 tie of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) played at the Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium.
MFM FC goalkeeper, Abayomi Folarin put up a man of the match performance in the thrilling encounter. His breathtaking saves gave the Olukoya Boys their 6th away point of the season.
Ifeanyi Ubah FC got the game underway with the first kick of the ball. Nwosu Oluchukwu took the first shot of the match in the 5th Minute of the game but his effort went wide.
The host tried another long range shot two minutes after their first shot on goal but MFM FC goalkeeper, Folarin pulled a finger tip save to deny the homers what could have been an early lead.
The Anambra Warriors dominated the first 45 minutes of the encounter with Alberico Da Silva and Nico Dao troubling the Olukoya Boys defence while Folarin ceaselessly prevented Ifeanyi Ubah FC from getting an opener.
Ifeanyi Ubah FC continued from where they stopped in the second half as they mounted pressure on coach Fidelis Ilechuckwu’s men who appeared too difficult for the host to crack.
Jimoh Oni of Ifeanyi Ubah FC came close to registering the first goal in the 49th minute of the tie when he flicked the ball straight into MFM FC goalkeepers hands.
Mohammed Suleiman forced Folarin to make another big save following a thumping header in the 55th minute of the game. Oluchukwu tested him with a great shot 6 minutes after Suleiman’s effort but he pulled yet another big save.
The game ended goalless as both teams shared the spoils.
MFM FC still maintain the 8th position on the log with 27 points from a possible 54 while Ifeanyi Ubah FC sits in the 9th.