NPFL: Stephen Odey hits goal number 18

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MFM’s Olatunbosun Sikiru attempts to beat a Katsina United player. (Photo Credit: NPFL.)

Top scorer of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Stephen Odey, has continued to prove that for this season, he is head and shoulder above everyone else after netting his 18th goal of the season.

Odey’s goal came in the thrilling 3-2 win over visiting Katsina United, by MFM FC in a rescheduled week 31 match played in Lagos on Monday.

The match was initially scheduled for kickoff on Sunday, but was postponed to Monday due to the waterlogged picth at the MFM stadium.

However, Odey and strike partner, Olatunbosun Sikiru, inspired the Odukoya Boys to an all-important win against the team from Katsina.

Olatunbosun had presented Odey with an opportunity to opening the scoring, with 14 minutes played, but the sharp shooter failed to take the chance.

Stephen Odey
NPFL’s top scorer, with 18 goals, Stephen Odey.

A minute later, Odey showed why he’s the best in the league as Olatunbosun was on hand to gift the 19-year-old with another chance, and this time, he didn’t miss. It was his 18th goal this season.

Fourteen minutes after giving MFM the lead, Odey turned provider, as Olatunbosun registered his name on the score sheet to hand the home side a 2-0 lead going into the break.

After the break, whatever Katsina players were told in the dressing room, it produced results as 33 minutes after the restart, they were level.

Katsina pulled one back in the 69th minute through the feet of Ashadi, and nine minutes later, it was 2-2 as a stunning free kick by Obinna Eleje left the home fans in an absolute state of shock.

Katsina thought they had done enough to take a valuable point from a difficult away match, however, MFM weren’t finished just yet.

With Olatunbosun in an inspirational mood, there was time left for another goal, as the host scored a third, with ten minutes left to play.

Onuwa scored the decisive third goal, via a cross from Olatunbosun, his second assist of the match, after setting up Odey for the opener.

With the inspired trio of Odey, Olatunbosun and Onuwa, the Odukoya Boys kept their hopes of winning the title by securing a crucial, which sees them move up to second on the log, on 52 points, just three behind leaders, Plateau United, with seven matches left to play.

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