February, 15 2023.
Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin this evening continued their impressive run in the Nigeria Premier Football League as they defeated Nasarawa United of Lafia by a lone Goal to remain leaders of the Group A of the abridged league.
The Benin Arsenals' right back Ebuka Akobundu delivered the judgement that separated the two sides in the 52nd minute with his trademark powerful shot from the flank after picking up the ball from Vincent Augustus and fired it beyond the reach of Goalkeeper Jerry Isaac. Thanks to substitute Vincent Augustus for the assist that pave the way for the scorer of the only goal of the match.
Both sides had laboured to a goalless draw in the first half of the tight but entertaining game.
The solid miners however finished the game with ten men after Chris Madaki was shown the way out of the game with red card in the 83rd minute, following his hard tackle on dazzling Vincent Augustus.
Insurance FC have now stretched their comfortable lead in the group A of the abridged league with 20 points from eight games. The Benin Arsenals have been impressive in the current season as they remain the only unbeaten team so far.
The Benin Arsenals earned away draw at Shooting Stars last Sunday after the home team forced them to a 2-2 draw at the Lekan Salami stadium, Ibadan. Gombe United had snatched a barren draw result in Benin against the Insurers in the previous week encounter.
Insurance FC will be playing host to former CAF champions Enyimba International on Saturday in the week nine engagement before going on mid season break.
Credit: Bendel Insurance Media.