The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the management, players and supporters of Bendel Insurance for emerging champion of Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 4 tournament.
Bendel Insurance FC emerged champions of the NNL Super 4 tournament after defeating Doma United FC of Gombe State 2-1 at the finals, played at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Receiving the NNL trophy at the Government House in Benin City, Obaseki reassured the team of the government’s continued support.
“We will continue to support and encourage you for this great feat you have achieved. We must begin to look at how to build a permanent stadium for you, as well as a hostel and other facilities for camping you. We would work with the deputy governor to make sure we commence the building when the budget is passed.
“In terms of remuneration, especially now that you are in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), it’s only fair that your remuneration should be adjusted”.
“We know that you will be travelling a lot this season and to ease your stress, we will be buying you a new bus. We will also help the supporters Club with another bus to enable them travel with you across the country and continue to support the club.”
Presenting the trophy to the governor, the deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, said, the state government has done well as the club is the best in terms of football kits in Nigeria.
He said the club has been consistent since its rebranding four years ago as he added that the Bendel Insurance have been exposed both to national and international matches.