Ahead of the 2018 football season, the Edo State Government has contracted Mr. Monday Odigie as the Team Manager of the rebranded Bendel Insurance Football Club.
Also, a former player of the club, Baldwin Bazuaye was appointed as head of the technical crew of the Division Two team. He is to be assisted by Greg Ikhenoba as Assistant Coach.
The new team manager, Odigie, assisted Samson Siasia at the 2005 Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Holland.
Aside this, the new handler of Bendel Insurance has assisted Siasia and Obuh to win laurels in international football competitions.
Odigie’s other laurels include winning a silver medal as Siasia’s assistant again at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.
He also has another bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Brazil. That was the only medal Nigeria won in that Competition.
He assisted Coach John Obuh to win silver medal when Nigeria hosted the Under-17 World Cup Tournament tagged Nigeria 2009.
His last appointment was Chief Coach of Bayelsa United where he led the Division One Club side to win the Federation Cup in 2007. Odigie was also named the Best Coach of Year 2007.
Bazuaye, the new Chief Coach of the Club is an Ex-junior international who played for the Flying Eagles. His last coaching assignment was with the Kastina United.
Mr. Greg Ikhenoba is contracted to assist Bazuaye. The assistant coach also played for the Flying Eagles.
The contracts which are for the 2018 football season are to take effect from January 2nd 2018.