BENIN CITY – History is about to be made in the Nigeria national League as Bendel Insurance football Club of Benin is set to take on their arch rivals, 3SC of Ibadan with the host team concluding plans to feed their chairman and Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu.
According to the media officer of the Benin Arsenal, Kehinde Osagiede, the athletic Deputy Governor who is à registered player of the club with jersey No. 40 has regularly been training with the other players of the club hoping to be featured before end of the current season. His training has been a great moral booster to his “colleague players”.
Observersports was reliably informed that the sports loving Deputy Governor has passed fitness test and therefore fit into the game plan against the ShootingStars, this week-end.
Comrade Shaibu who has been outstandingly supportive to the club since his assumption of office, if eventually featured in the match tomorrow, he will be making history as the first serving Deputy Governor to have featured in a competitive football match in the country.
He would be pairing with Jnr Osaghae and Ugwu in the attack as he has always enjoyed playing striking role even in his playing days with his former club, Julius Berger FC in Abuja.
Insurance currently occupy second position on the league table in group B1 while their visitors top the table ,but have played more matches than Insurance who have outstanding match against J. Atete which has been rescheduled for 25th of this month .
The Saturday League game billed for the University of Benin Sports Complex is described by football followers as the star match of the week that will define the status of both teams as the League season draws to an end.
Both teams played draw in Ibadan when Insurance visited in the first round in Ibadan early in the season and will want to take home advantage to get the maximum points they need to finish top of the table and possibly gain promotion to the elite football division.
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