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Friday, 4 March 2016

Ikorodu United Fc faces MFM FC in first ever Lagos derby in 23 years


The oldest stadium in Nigeria, Onikan Stadium with a capacity of about five thousand (5,000) people will host the 2015/2016 NPFL season fixture between two home teams Ikorodu United FC and MFM FC on March 6th 2016, for the battle of supremacy in Lagos derby.

Meanwhile, Julius Berger FC (which was renamed Bridge FC in 2010) was the last club from Lagos to play in Nigeria Professional football league since 2006.

Newcomers, MFM FC made their historic Nigeria Professional Football League debut as they shocked Solid Miners’ of Nasarawa United away by beating them 2-1 on tentative home soil at the Aper Aku Stadium in Markudi, Benue State of Nigeria. Former Sunshine stars of Akure player, Musa Newman got the first ever goal of the club in their NPFL romance in the 18th minute and Chukwuka Emmanuel’s second gave the debutants a two-goal lead, before Ifeanyi Nweke of Nasarawa United pulled one back.

After Week 4 of the 2015/2016 NPFL, 'The Olukoya Boys’ of MFM FC were already in a comfortable second position tied with the same 9 points as Lobi Stars, with three wins and losing one ( a 3-0 defeat at ‘3SC’ Shooting Stars of Ibadan)

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