Lagos-based MFM Football Club on Sunday tasted a home defeat as a more resolute Abia Warriors beat them 1-0 in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 18 fixture.
In the match played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, Ndifereke Effiong scored in the 54th minute to hand the visiting Umuahia-based side their first away win of the season.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visitors were the better team for the most period of the match.
They absorbed all the pressure from the home team duo of Sikiru Olatunbosun and Akuneto Chijioke, just as Effiong was also a thorn in the flesh of MFM FC defenders.
Chisom Kizito was able to clear a goal-bound glancing header from Akuneto in the 38th minute, while MFM FC wasted an opportunity to level in the 76th minute through Olatunbosun.
Speaking after the match, Effiong said it was a sweet victory for the club, and it would spur them to other away victories.
“This win is unexpected, especially against a big team like MFM FC. I must say that it was a sweet victory for us and I hope we will have more away wins,” he said.