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NPFL: Table toppers MFM FC will maintain discipline, determination —Onuwa

March 25, 2017
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Lagos-based MFM FC midfield maestro Onuwa Chukwuka says the team would maintain the discipline that has kept them so far at the zenith of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Onuwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, that discipline would be the team’s watchword in their quest to win the 2016/2107 season.

NAN reports that MFM defeated Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup Rivers United 2-1 in their rescheduled NPFL fixture at their soccer temple, Agege Township Stadium Lagos.

The stadium has been the homers fortress this season as they had recorded seven wins there.

The Match Day 8 rescheduled game saw MFM come out tops courtesy of a brace from NPFL’s top scorer Stephen Odey and a consolation goal from Christian Weli for Rivers United.

The Olukoya Boys attacking formation spearheaded by Onuwa had them having a total goal haul of 20 with Stephen Odey supplying 12 of the goals this season.

On his superlative form that has seen him supply nine assists so far, Onuwa said that it was not about him but the work rate of the team.

“We need to remain focused, determined and be more disciplined in our approach on and off the pitch to remain on top the league standings.”

“I am very happy with our success. It has been an easy game for us but we thank God and our Daddy in the Lord, Dr D.K. Olukoya for his support to the team.”

“What we need to do now is to remain focused because to be at the top of the table brings more challenges.”

“I believe with discipline and determination we will remain there for long,” he said.

Onuwa said that for the team to remain at the apex of the NPFL log, the team would maintain the style of play the team had employed from the start of the season.

“One of the things that will help us to remain on top till the end of the season is to continue to keep playing the way we started.”

“We don’t need to change the style of our game regardless of anything and also, we need to prepare our minds for tougher challenges,” Onuwa said.

NAN reports that the victory over Port Harcourt-based Rivers United has taken the Olukoya Boys to the top of the league with two points clear ahead of Plateau United who are second on the log with 25 points.

MFM will travel to Gombe to keep a date with Gombe United for their Match Day 15 fixture on Sunday.

 

Source: NAN

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