MFM was yesterday confirmed relegated after failing to pick a point in their encounter against Tornadoes. They lost the game by 1-2 at their turf, and would not be able to go ahead a who is currently on 43 points should they win their two matches left and Dakadda lost both their games.
Six teams are in the fight for the CAF Confederation spot (3rd) place. Remo who won their game against the People’s Elephant is the favourite to retain the spot with 56 points. Kwara is next to Remo with 55 points, next to Kwara is Rangers with 53 points, Enyimba has 52 points while Sunshine Stars and Akwa United have 51 points respectively.
Idris Munir set Tornadoes ahead yesterday at the stadium, scoring at the 22 minutes for Ikon Allah. At the 63-minute Chukwudi Ekeocha levelled for MFM, unfortunately for them, Tornadoes scored at the injury minute despite receiving a red card in the game.
Champions Rivers United and runner-up Plateau United won their games yesterday and were able to seal a continental qualification. With 74 and 63 points, The Pride of Rivers and Plateau United are candidates for the CAF Champions League next season.
In the relegation battle, teams from the the11th spot can still be relegated with Katsina United, Heartland and Dakadda looking likely to join MFM.
Abdulazeez Yusuf, Chijioke Akuneto and Victor Mboama who are currently on 16 goals each are favourites to win the individual award. Last season Silas Nwanwkwo won the award ahead of Charles Atshimene of Akwa despite both finishing with 19 goals Because Charles had more goals on the spot-kick than Silas. Eunisell played a monetary value of 200,000 on each goal scored, which landed Silas 3.8 m.