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MFM FC bow to Remo Stars in Sagamu friendly

6:14 PM MYT 29/07/2018
Adebayo Waheed, Ismail Jimoh - MFM vs. Heartland
The Olukoya Boys suffered a narrow defeat to south-west rivals Sky Blue Stars in a friendly ahead of their NPFL resumption on Saturday

Nigeria Professional Football League outfit MFM FC bowed 1-0 to National League side Remo Stars in a regional-derby friendly encounter at the Gateway International Stadium on Saturday.

A solitary strike from Gbolahan Mustapha in the second half saw Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men suffered a narrow defeat in Sagamu as they fine-tune their strategies for the topflight resumption.

After a barren drab first half, Mustapha grabbed the winner after five minutes in the second half after he gloriously profited from a goalkeeping error in the Olukoya Boys’ goal area.

Despite the combined efforts of Jonathan Zikiye and Onuwa Chukwuka, the visitors failed in their bid to escape defeat from the hands of the second division side in the warm-up encounter.

The friendly win will serve as a huge boost for promotion hopefuls Remo Stars, while the loss for MFM, who sit in the 11th spot with 33 points from 24 games will a huge lesson.