MFM FC beat Gombe United at home 1-0, the same weekend Plateau United lost 2-0 away at ABS FC.
The Olukoya Boys have been chasing Plateau United for most of the season and have now kept their title hopes alive by picking up the three points at home to Gombe the same weekend Plateau United shockingly lost 2-0 at ABS FC.
MFM FC dominated the game from the start with midfielder Chuka Onuwa pulling the strings.
Their goal came in the 21st minute through Monsuru Bashiru who rose highest to head home Onuwa’s well-taken corner kick.
Also in Matchday 35, leaders Plateau United suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat away at ABS FC who kept their survival hopes alive with the win.
Samuel Oyedeji opened goal in the fifth minute from the penalty spot before Wasiu Alalade doubled ABS FC’s lead in the 65th minute.
Plateau United are just three points above MFM FC who are now five points above Akwa United and Enyimba in third and fourth respectively.
NPFL Matchday 35 Result
Rangers International FC 2-1 Katsina Utd
Wikki Tourists 2-0 Remo Stars
Rivers United FC 2-1 Enyimba International FC
ABS 2-0 Plateau United
MFM FC 1-0 Gombe United FC
Kano Pillars 2-0 Abia Warriors
Shooting Stars 2-0 Nasarawa United FC
Lobi Stars FC 3-2 El-Kanemi Warriors FC
FC IfeanyiUbah 1-0 Akwa United FC
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Niger Tornadoes