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Insurance returns to premier league…beats 3SC in promotion battle


By George Aluo
Benin the Edo state capital is agog with celebration as the Arsenal of Nigerian football, Bendel Insurance stages a comeback to the elite class of the nation’s football after being in the wilderness of lower cadre for 11 years.
Insurance with one game in hand are literally through after beating 3SC 2-1 in a hard fought promotion battle at the Uniben Sports Complex this morning.
3SC had taken an early lead yesterday only for the rain to disrupt the game that was eventually concluded today. Two second half goals did the magic for Insurance who now have 29 points as against 3SC’s 28 points.
It would be noted that the Edo state government early this year re branded Insurance with a promise to put in all that is needed to ensure the club returns to the elite division. Edo state deputy governor Philip Shaibu in a bid to match words with action got registered to play for the club wearing Number 40 jersey. The amiable deputy governor in today’s game was dressed and he kept urging on the boys from the technical area.

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