The governor of Edo, a state in the South-South geopolitical zone of the federal republic of Nigeria, Governor Godwin Obaseki bid his farewell to the players and managers of Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin. Further, the governor and his team visited the Benin Airport on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
The governor and his team took the opportunity to wish the players all the best for their journey. The players and managers of Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin departed for Algiers to battle the Algerian football side, ASO Chlef FC, in a return match in the ongoing 2023/2024 CAF Confederation Cup Preliminary Rounds.
The 1st leg of the match, which took place on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, ended in favour of Bendel Insurance FC in a 1 – 0 victory.
While addressing the players at the Benin Airport before their departure, Obaseki assured the team of the unwavering support of the government and the people of Edo State. The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, expressed his pride and delight in seeing off the team for such a significant event.
Accordingly, the Governor, Obaseki, made the following remarks during his trip to the Benin Airport. He said, “I came to the airport to see you guys and assure you of the government’s support. Further, I want you to know that we are behind you. I am confident that you will be victorious. I believe you can perform better than you did in Benin last Saturday.”
Meanwhile, in another development, the Edo State Government has bagged the ‘Best Government Sponsorship’ award in the Nigerian Professional Football League 2023 season (NPFL23), At the same time, Sterling Bank, the official sponsor of Bendel Insurance FC, was awarded ‘Best in Brand Sponsorship of Team’, at the LBA/NPFL Awards 2023.