Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin on Thursday defeated Rangers International FC of Enugu 2-1 in a rescheduled 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Junior Osaghae put Insurance in the driving seat in the 36th minute in the match which saw Rangers’ Seka Pascal being sent off in the 21st minute.
Rangers braced up to the battle and fought back immediately, with Kelvin Itoya levelling the game two minutes later.
Sodje Stephen gave the home team the lead in the 52nd minute of the game.
Speaking after the match, the Head Coach of Bendel Insurance FC, Baldwin Bazuaye, expressed delight with his players’ performance throughout the game.
Bazuaye thanked the team’s fans for their support, saying his players were ready to put smiles on their faces.
Also speaking, the head coach of Rangers International FC, Gbenga Ogunbote, said he was impressed with his players’ performance even when the game did not end in their favour.
The Edo Acting Governor, Philip Shaibu, who also watched the match said the game’s officiating was fair.
“Edo is safe for referees. Today’s officiating is commendable, compared to what we had in the last four games,” he said.