CCC: Big rewards await you after victory in Algeria, Obaseki tells Bendel Insurance
Edo State government has told players and officials of Bendel Insurance, who are billed to play against Algeria’s Aso Chlef FC in a CAF Confederation Cup first round, second leg game in Algiers, tomorrow, that the state government would reward them handsomely if they get a good result in the game.
The team won the first leg of the tie in Benin by 1-0 and a draw is enough to see them in the second round of the competition.
Speaking during a sendforth gathering for the team on Wednesday, Obaseki said although the task looks difficult, Bendel Insurance have the arsenal to succeed in Algiers, adding that with determination and tactical discipline, they can achieve the desired result.
Obaseki led sports lovers in the state and other top government functionaries to bid the team farewell ahead of their departure from the Benin Airport as they traveled to Algeria for the match.
The governor said: “I am sure you are prepared for the Algerian journey. I know that the team knows what to do and I am sure you will play better there than in Benin City because you were anxious about the home crowd.
“You have nothing to lose in this encounter but everything to gain. They are old men, and I know they don’t have stamina. I am here to see you, motivate you, and ensure you are in good spirits.”
The governor urged the team to follow the instructions of their coach, Monday Odigie, as well as his game plan, which helped the team remain unbeaten throughout the just-concluded season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
He added: “Follow the instructions of your coach. You know you have not lost any match this season. I know you will not lose this one, good luck. Something is waiting for you when you return from Algeria, just put in your best, and make us all proud.”
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