Obaseki sure of victory as Bendel Insurance host Morocco’s RS Berkane
Football enthusiasts in Edo State are brimming with anticipation as the state capital, Benin City, wears new look, with different parts of the city painted in yellow, the iconic hues of Bendel Insurance. This is as the Benin Arsenals get set for the highly-anticipated CAF qualifiers’ clash with Renaissance Sportive de Berkane (RSB) of Morocco.
The team will host the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup winners on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in the first leg of the Second qualifying round of the competition.
The teams will battle for a place in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup Competition. The Benin Arsenals who are Nigeria’s Federation Cup holders, secured their spot in the Second Round of the CAF Confederations Cup after an impressive first and second-leg performance against Aso Chlef of Algeria, who are the 2022/23 Algerian Cup winners.
Speaking with journalists ahead the clash, the Chief Press Secretary to the Edo State Governor, Andrew Okungbowa, urged the people to come out in their numbers to cheer the team to victory. The visiting Moroccan team were expected to arrive in Lagos, yesterday.
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