A sublime performance by Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin against visiting Spartans FC of Lagos gave the Benin Arsenal a deserved Three Goals to nil victory at the University of Benin,Sports Complex on Saturday,in the Match Day 1 fixture of the 2017-2018 Bet9ja Nigeria National League.
Obaseki Boys were in no mood for diplomacy as Debutant Striker Junior Osaghae fired the opener in the Ninth minute of play sending Spectators into Frenzy. The well attended Match witness a Total display of Team cohesion, Technical indepth and Mastery of the Round leather Game by the Home Side.
Highly reliable finisher, Charles Omokaro, in a moment of brilliance doubled the lead in the Twenty-Ninth minute of the Game,sending both Teams to Half Time break with Two Goals advantage to the Homers.
Spartans FC of Lagos came out determined in the second stanza of the Game with the introduction of Dolapo toeeb for Emeka Igbodiuila,mounting pressure and making several incursions into the Eighteen yard box of the Home Team but Bendel Insurance safe hands Amas Obasogie had answers to questions posed by the Lagos based Team.
Bendel Insurance second Half substitute Michael Enahruna increased the scoreline Eight minutes from time on his debut with a nerveless finish after displacing two defenders,giving his Team a convincing Three Goals to nil victory.
Speaking after the Match, Edo State Deputy Governor, Rth.Hon.Comrade Phillip Shaibu, Commended Bendel Insurance for starting the Season very well,stating that Promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League is on course and called for more support to the Team.
“Our destination is premiership and the Team has started very well ,what we need now is for Edo people to continue supporting our darling Team”.
” I want to thank the SSG for the free Jersey distributed Today .I call on well meaning Edolite and those who believe in Bendel Insurance to also do us same gesture”.
“Buy a Jersey for yourself and somebody else ,come to the stadium,support Bendel Insurance. When we do that,the premiership is assured”.
Bendel Insurance FC Chief Coach,Baldwin Bazuaye, expressed satisfaction on the outcome of the match and commended the determination of the Team.
“We featured a Discipline and Purposeful Side and you can see the result, the Team played to instruction and the Technical Crew is Satisfied with the Game, we will correct lapses noticed”.
Spartans FC of Lagos Coach Abubakar Musa said his Team played an experience Side.
“IT was a very good Game, playing against an experience side is not easy, We are going Home to prepare for our next Match”.
Bendel Insurance Football Club will travel to Ibadan for the Match Day 2
fixture against Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) on Saturday in the ongoing
Bet9ja Nigeria National League Campaign and there will be free
transportation and Team Jersey for traveling Fans.