Odey’s goal gives MFM FC their fifth home win of the season and sees them remain in fourth place in the NPFL table.
Odey’s goal gives MFM FC their fifth home win of the season and sees them remain in fourth place in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table.
The Southwest derby started lively with both teams holding the ball and trying to play smoothly from the back.
Remo Stars got an early shout for a penalty after Victor Mbaoma fell in the box but the referee waved play on.
The home team were luckier, getting a penalty in the 15th minute after Odey was brought down by Remo Stars goalkeeper David Walbe.
The league’s highest goalscorer this season, Odey picked himself up to increase his tally to seven.
Remo Stars were looking to respond quickly and got a chance when Ekene Awazie and Oche Salefu combined well to force a save from MFM FC's goalkeeper Ospino Egbe.
MFM almost doubled their lead through Sikiru Olatunbosun -whose goal in their last home game caused a storm-saw his effort hit the crossbar.
In the second half, Salefu blew a Remo Stars freekick wide while MFM FC’s Odey was denied a second in the 71st minute by Remo Stars goalkeeper Chizoba Ndukwe who had replaced Walbe who suffered an injury in the first half.
After Sunday’s loss, Remo Stars are still bottom of the NPFL table but coach Fatai Osho is not worried.
“We are a team in transit, we can't shy away from that but I can assure you that as we go on, we will definitely get better," Osho told Pulse Sports after the game.
Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu’s MFM FC are still fourth on the NPFL table.
NPFL Matchday 12 Results
Rivers United FC 1 - 0 Rangers International FC
ABS 1 - 0 Katsina Utd
MFM FC 1 - 0 Remo Stars
Kano Pillars 3 - 1 Enyimba International FC
Shooting Stars 1 - 1 Plateau United
Lobi Stars FC 1 - 0 Gombe United FC Gombe United FC
FC IfeanyiUbah 2 - 2 Abia Warriors
Niger Tornadoes 2 - 0 Nasarawa United FC
Akwa United FC 1 - 0 El-Kanemi Warriors FC
Sunshine Stars 1 - 0 Wikki Tourists Wikki Tourists