It was a Grandeur display of Skills, Technical Indepth and Team cohesion when Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin played host to visiting Ogumala FC of Warri in continuation of their preseason preparations for the 2018 Bet9ja Nigeria National League, on Friday at the Crescent Sports Club, Iriri ,Aruogba, Benin City.
Obaseki Boys were favourite to win the match on the heels of fifteen wins in seventeen preseason matches played so far. This projection was justified when Michael Enaruna scored an early Goal for the Homers who Dominated Play and carved holes in the defense line of Ogumala FC.
Kabiru Abdullahi doubled the lead in the 42nd minutes of play to put the Benin Arsenal two goals up at half time.
Ogumala FC came out more purposeful in the second half, making incursions into Bendel Insurance Eighteen Yard Box but the solid backline of the Home Team put them at bay, ensuring the scoreline was not salvaged. Meyiwa Oritseweyimi 83rd minute Goal gave Bendel Insurance a convincing victory and put the Game to bed by three unreplied Goals.
Speaking after the match, Team Manager of Ogumala FC, Jube Mishisey, commended the effort of his Players for their performance, noting that Bendel Insurance is a more experienced side.
“Bendel Insurance is a more experienced side with impressive results this preseason, I commend my player for getting a decent scoreline. Other teams bigger than mine have gotten worse result than this,we are building for the future and I know playing matches like this is good for my Team”.
Head Coach of Bendel Insurance Football Club, Baldwin Bazuaye who played down on the scoreline and the preseason achievements of the Team, said Bendel Insurance is ready for the league.
“our Team playing to instruction is our focus for now and the boys are doing that. we are ready for the league, the Technical Crew has impacted alot on the Players, the Team is Working hard to achieve our target and the players know they have to give their best”.
The Rebranded Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin, will Campaign in the 2018 Bet9ja Nigeria National League and has been highly involved in several preseason activities to keep the Team in shape ahead commencement of the League.