Tony Okpotu’s hat-trick sinks MFM FC

Tony Okpotu scored a hat-trick in 11 minutes to help Lobi Stars beat MFM FC 3-1 in a matchday 23 of the Nigeria Professional Football League played on Wednesday.

Okpotu gave Lobi Stars the lead in the 20th minute with a well-taken freekick.

Eight minutes later, an assist from Akleche saw Okpotu double the lead for the host, before he finally completed his hat-trick by netting in the third goal in the 31st minute.

The intriguing first half drama continued when MFM FC were award a penalty after Adekunle was fouled in the box.

Austine Ogunye scored from the spot for MFM with three minutes to half time.

The second half could not produce any goal as Lobi Stars moved to 5th place on the league table, with 36 points from 23 games.