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F&A Boss Congratulates Bendel Insurance For Winning First Title After 43 Years

June, 22 2023.

The President of F&A Sporting Management, Prince Fred Akhigbe has congratulated Bendel Insurance contigents, the entire people of Edo State and Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaib for ending the team's 43-year trophy drought. 


Insurance defeated Rangers International FC 1-0 in the final of the Federation Cup Wednesday night at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba to become the latest Champions of the Nigeria Oldest Competition.


While speaking with F&A media department after the match, Edo State born Prince Fred who watch the match online from his base in Italy congratulated the team on the massive accomplishment 

"I want to congratulate the management, coaching crew, players, sports loving people of Edo State and the Deputy Governor on this remarkable achievement, it's been a very busy season but we thank God it ended with a trophy and Continental ticket.


"I wish to salute the effort of the entire team of Bendel Insurance for their never say die spirit. My love for Insurance has been from childhood and the love will continue to run in my veins for ever. 

"I am very happy that Insurance will represent Nigeria on the Continent next season, this is very good for Sports Development in Edo State. Prince Fred posited.


The astute Sports administrator continued by saying, the achievement is a wake up call for the management and the entire team, the task ahead is enormous and all hands must be on deck in order to attain greater height next season

"I think this achievement is a wake up for the management and the entire team as the task ahead is bigger, that's why I will advice that all hands must be on the deck in order to have a befitting preparation for the task ahead next season. 


Prince Fred thanked the Deputy Governor for his support and love for the team and task him not to relent as the team will need him next season.

"This achievement wouldn't have been possible without the mental, moral and financial support of the Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Philip Shuaib.


It's on this note that I want to thank the Deputy Governor for his massive support and love for the team. Thank you for standing by the team. He concluded on the back of the 1-0 victory over Rangers in the FA Cup final on Wednesday, Bendel Insurance have picked the last available continental ticket and will join Rivers United to represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup next season. 

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