Okpotu Stars As CHAN Eagles Edge Pass MFM In Five-Goal Thriller To Win NPFL Invitational Title

Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu was the hero for the CHAN Eagles as he bagged a brace to hand the team a thrilling 3-2 win over MFM FC in the final of the NPFL Invitational Super Six tournament.

Okpotu scored either side of halftime to give the CHAN Eagles a 2-0 lead before Kingsley Eduwo added a third goal with 12 minutes to go.

MFM however came close to a stunning fightback with two late goals courtesy Jonathan Zikiye and Chuka Uwaga but the CHAN Eagles held on to win the match played at the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kano, 3-2 to claim the invitational tourney.

The tournament is part of preparations for Salisu Yusuf’s CHAN Eagles ahead of the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled for Morocco in January.