Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin, yesterday defeated Plateau Utd 1-0 in a Match-day 3 clash to ascend the top of the iNigeria Premier Football League (NPFL
In the home game played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City,
Benjamin Tanimu scored the only goal of the match in the 15th minute of the game.
He neatly converted a spot kick awarded Insurance following the penalty against the harsh tackle on Austin Ogunye by the visiting Plateau Utd defender inside the box.
Tanimu Benjamin, Sunday Anyanwu and the stand-in captain Amas Obasogie were solid at the back, staving off the visitors who made good efforts to share the spoils.
Tanimu was voted Man of the Match just as Amas Obasogie earned fans’ praise for keeping clean sheets after two matches in the new season.
The Benin Arsenals who defended the early goal lead to the end of the game now have six points from the two matches played so far and have as well kept a clean sheet. They will be playing their first away match of the season at Gombe Utd next week Sunday.
Insurance defeated Shooting Stars 2-0 in their first match of the season last week.
In a post match interview,the Benin Arsenals coach Monday Odigie said that his wards will continue to work hard to get it right.
” We will continue to work on areas of weakness. We made so many mistakes in the two matches we have played but thank God for the good results.”
Plateau United Coach Mbwas Magnut on the other hand, praised his boys, noting that his boys performance was an improvement to their last outings.
He expressed confidence that his side will get better while also giving kudos to the league management body for cancelling midweek fixtures to allow enough time for the players to rest