Chijioke Akuneto, MFM star, scores against Enyimba a day after losing his daughter

Chijioke Akuneto, MFM star, scores against Enyimba a day after losing his daughter

- Chijioke Akuneto scored a stunning goal to rescue a point for MFM in their NPFL clash against Enyimba

- Abdulrahman Bashir gave the visitors the lead just four minutes into the second half after playing 0-0 in the first half

- The midfielder however dedicated the goal to his late daughter who died a day before the match

MFM FC midfielder Chijioke Akuneto has dedicated his goal against Enyimba in Sunday's Nigeria Professional Football League to his late daughter who died on Saturday, March 30.

The attacker scored the only goal that helped the Olukoya Boys avoid first home defeat of the season following their 1-1 draw against the seven time NPFL Champions.

Abdulrahman Bashir opened scoring for the visitors barely four minutes of the second half having played goalless draw in the first half.

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However, the player who has scored four goals in 13 matches so far this season revealed that he was close to avoiding the match after losing his daughter a day before the clash, but his wife encouraged him to honour the game.

After saving the one time CAF Champions League campaigners from first home defeat, Akuneto dedicated the goal to his late daughter.

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The midfielder scored two goals on the road - against Lobi Stars and Katsina United before helping the Olukoya Boys.

Meanwhile, MFM are on course for their first league title as they remain at the summit of the table with 23 points after 13 matches.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian football family have been thrown into serious mourning on following the untimely death of Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji.

The 28-year-old veteran Nigerian Professional Football League player died in a fatal motor accident while he was returning to his lodge in Kano.

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