Dakkada FC of Uyo in midweek dropped points against MFM Fc of Lagos, in their MatchDay 4 NPFL game played at the Goodwill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Dakkada FC came into the game on a high, after recording a win in their last game away from home against FC IfeanyiUbah on Matchday 3.
Dakkada started the game brightly as early as in the 8th minute, after captain Aniekan Ekpe’s pass located Christian Ekong Inside MFM’s box, only for MFM goalkeeper Adeniyi Bamidele to deny him from scoring.
MFM had their chance of breaking the deadlock in the 27th minute.
Midfielder Kenedium Nelson made a run with a pass to Balogun Muyiwa, the latter combined well with Tunde Azeez who’s final effort went over the post.
The deadlock was however broken, in the added time of the first half (’45+3), as Dakkada Solomon Chigozie slotted home from 25 yards after benefiting from a pass from Kokoette Udo.
The game went into half time with Dakkada leading MFM 1-0.
MFM Coach Tony Bulus seeking to equalize, made a triple change at the start of the second half.
He brought in striker Ebenezer Odeyemi, Clement Ogwo and Temim Adebayor for
Bala Olayade, Alabi Oladayo and Obasi Dennis.
That substitution brought life back to MFM, as they came close to equalizing in the 67th minute.
Ebenezer Odeyemi beat through Dakkada defenders, he found his way close to equalizing, but his shot was punched away by Dakkada goalkeeper Thomas Omokhudu.
The tempo of the game increased from the 70th minute, as both teams went more physical with more fouls being committed.
MFM got their equaliser in the 77th minute after Elijah Akanni’s pass found Temim Adebayor, the left back wasted no time to fire home beating Dakkada Goalkeeper Thomas Omokhudu.
MFM held onto their equaliser till the final whistle was blown.
Man of the Match:
Kelechi Ogoh (MFM)
Dakkada Coach Lawrence speaking to www.npfl.ng was dissapointed that his team dropped points at home.
“Am dissapointed that we dropped points here against MFM.
I told my players to ensure they don’t allow MFM take shots from outside the box, but they failed to do that and MFM scored from a shot from 25 yards”. “We will try to correct the mistakes from the game, and ensure we play better in out next game”.
MFM coach Tony Bulus who was excited with the result away from home was also full of praise for his boys.
“We came to Uyo with a plan, and we wanted to even win this game, but we ended up with a point, my players played better on the second half and the game plan worked as planned”.