Lagos-based MFM FC’s quest to become 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) champions on Sunday suffered a setback after a barren draw with Enyimba in the Match Day 33 match.
The Olukoya Boys aspiration of becoming the league winners is almost over after their rival, Plateau United drew 1-1 away in Kano.
The Fidelis Illechukwu-tutored Boys fired blank against the Peoples Elephant in the entertaining match in front of their cheering fans at the Soccer Temple, Agege, Lagos, as their league title aspiration is now uncertain.
MFM was unable to break down the resolute Enyimba defence line with the visitor’s lone striker Mfom Udo being a thorn in their flesh.
Both teams, however, created little chances at goal with minimal shot at goal during the feisty match.
Speaking after the match, MFM’s Media Officer, Olawale Quadri, said that the team would keep the hope of clinching the league alive.
“We need to encourage ourselves in times like this and we will still keep the hope of winning the league alive. It is not over with us.
“We can still match the league leaders, so, we are not afraid of anything even the result. We are still within our target set at the beginning of the league season.
“We work, we hope, we pray and leave the rest to God. We played against a tough opposition, so the result id expected,’’ he said.
In spite of the barren draw against Enyimba, MFM still occupies the second position with 56 points from 33 matches.
On the other hand the table toppers Plateau United played a 1-1 draw away at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
The Peace Boys from Jos still maintain the lead with 59 points from 33 matches.