The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Bendel Insurance coverage for profitable the 2023 males’s Federation Cup.
Insurance coverage defeated previous foes Enugu Rangers 1-0 courtesy of Oasrenkhoe Imade’s strike from the spot within the ultimate in Asaba, Delta State on Wednesday.
In an announcement, Obaseki mentioned, “I heartily congratulate Bendel Insurance coverage Soccer Membership for a formidable season run, which culminated within the lifting of the Federation Cup trophy after defeating Rangers in Asaba.
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“The crew, often known as the Benin Arsenal, have given a wonderful account of themselves and made us all proud with their excellent efficiency, which has continued to befuddle bookmakers.
“After having an unbeaten run in Group A of the abridged model of the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League, rising with 18 matches unbeaten, they’ve confirmed their mettle by profitable the Federation Cup.
“Because the crew embarks on continental motion with their qualification for the CAF Confederation Cup, I cost them to proceed on their spectacular run in order to position Edo on the continental map.”
Additionally, Bayelsa Queens, winners of the ladies’s Federation Cup, had been counseled by Governor, Douye Diri, who hailed them for efficiently defending their title.
Bayelsa edged Rivers Angels 5-4 on penalties after full time ended goalless.
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The Governor, in an announcement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, mentioned the crew had constantly made the state proud by profitable a number of laurels.
Diri mentioned, “Bayelsa Queens have made us proud once more. They first received the Aiteo/FA Cup in 2021. They’ve simply retained the trophy in Asaba. They participated within the feminine champions league in Africa and got here out third. Additionally they emerged winners in WAFU after coming first in Nigeria.
“We’re happy with your achievements. Whereas we rejoice you, you’re additionally selling yourselves. You might be equally making good cash for yourselves and in your state.”