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MFM FC Overpower MC Alger In A CAF Champions League Match


Christopher Ebi

MFM FC embraced a hard-earned 2-1 win over MC Alger FC in their first leg, first round CAF Champions League match at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday.

The home based boys who are having their first continental assignment did not have it easy against the tactically sound and imposing Algerian side.

After failing to break the MC Alger defence after many attempts , MFM got their breakthrough in the 36th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick which was expertly converted by Chijoke Akuneto.Wednesday’s goal was the second for Akuneto in the Champions League this season.

While MFM held on to their lead till the second half, the Algerians were able to get an all important away goal 10 minutes into the second half. Amaache Aziovez put MC Alger on level terms.

While it was beginning to look like the game will end in a stalemate, a stunning goal from Monsuru Bashiru ensured that MFM FC took the game beyond the Algiers with a slim 2-1 win advantage into the second leg.

Meanwhile, two other Nigerian clubs were in action in the CAF Confederation Cup.
In Cotonou, Enyimba showed class; beating their hosts, Energie, 2-0 away from home.
On their part, Akwa United gave a good fight but were pipped 1-0 by Al-Ittihad of Libya.


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