Rivers United came unstuck in Lagos as an early Chijioke Akuneto penalty handed MFM FC a 1-0 victory at the Agege Stadium.
Rivers United dominated the Nigeria Professional Football League clash decided at the Agege Stadium buy failed to translate their superiority to goals.
The hosts started briskly and were awarded a penalty in the third minute.
Akuneto stepped up and fired low and hard into the bottom corner to give the the hosts the lead.
The visitors then took over, dominating the rest of the half and indeed, the game but failed to convert their chances at the opportune moments.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first with the visitors controlling the game but consistently failing to hit the underbelly of the opposition.
The nadir of the plethora of chances missed was recorded with 16 minutes from the end why Martins inexplicably missed an open goal from two yards out.
Rivers United dropped to seventh place on the log, following Sunday's defeat in Lagos, with a total of 23 points from 17 games while MFM moved up to third on the log with 27 points from 17 games.
Rivers United will next face Enyimba in Port Harcourt in their next league game on Wednesday, May 8.