MFM Dispatches Tornadoes in Rescheduled Clash

first_imgNigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) newcomers, MFM FC, continued their fine run at home as they ran out 2-0 winners over Niger Tornadoes monday.The match was earlier billed to take place on Sunday at the Agege Stadium in Lagos but was called off due to heavy rainfall and a waterlogged pitch.MFM Head Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, named a start-list without the pair of Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and Musa Newman, who dropped to the bench which meant former Heartland man, Isah Akor led the line with Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun playing off him.In the other dugout, Coach Abdullahi Biffo, lined up his best performers in recent match-weeks in Ismaila Gata, Bolaji Adeyemo, Gabriel Wassa, Samuel Tswanya and Wilfred Ammeh. The opening exchanges were cagey as both sides opted to take pops from range. Attempts by Tswanya and Odey from range were always not going to trouble the goalkeepers in the first quarter of the hour.Akor also tried to shoot from distance but missed target.Twenty-six minutes into the contest, the first goal was scored out of nothing as Tornadoes defender Abiodun Adebayo turned the ball into his net with a flick that left his goalkeeping teammate, Omoregie Nobas, with no chance.At the other end, as much as Gata tried to influence things for Tornadoes, he was always confronted by the organised backline of Austine Opara, Bashiru Monsuru, Abisoye Olawale and Kenneth Elom.On one of such rare occasions just before the break, Gata looked to attempt to force the issue but the MFM defence mopped well.Two minutes into added time of the first half, Odey doubled MFM’s lead with the last kick of the first 45 minutes.Biffo, in the restart, sent on Usman Bashir and Bala Saidu, and it was the former, who produced a near-scoring opportunity when his effort only turned out to be a side-netting.MFM have now won seven matches in the Nigerian top-flight this season, and have managed four successive clean sheets at home. They climb to eight place with 26 points.Tornadoes are in 16th place with 20 points and are yet to win a point on the road.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kikanović Extended the Contract with Krasnojarsk

first_imgThe basketball player of Bosnia and Herzegovina Elmedin Kikanović even next season will have the Jenisei’s shirt from Krasnojarsk.Russian club has extended the contract with the 24-year-old B&H basketball player for another season. He started his career in the club Sloboda, Tuzla.Kikanović in Jenisej arrived in 2011 from Red Star Belgrade (Source: