CAFCC: Gov Obaseki Splash N5m Pre-Match Cash Reward To Bedel Insurance, Assures Team Of Improved Bonuses, Delivery Of Luxury Bus

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has continued to inspire players and officials of Bendel Insurance FC ahead of their match against ASO Chlef FC of Algeria in the first preliminary fixture of 2023/24 CAF Confederations Cup.

This is as the governor paid the team a surprise visit during their evening training session at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium on Thursday.

The governor, who was accompanied by top government functionaries, including the speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku and other honourable members boosted the morale of the team with N5m cash prematch reward to further motivate the team ahead of the big clash.

In his pet talk, Governor Obaseki said: “You have all done so well to get to where you are now. So, today I decided to be with you and watch you train, and to encourage you. I want you to know that this is just the beginning.

“We have made arrangements to fly you to all the destinations where you have matches, We must go and win this tournament but for Saturday, just be in good spirits. You know what to do to win; rest properly and ensure you win for us.

“We, as a government, will do our bit for you. We love you and love how you are making us proud. So, continue to make us proud. We know how capable you are as a team and I will be here on Saturday to cheer you up.”

The Governor revealed that the traveling luxurious bus he earlier promised the team will be delivered to them after the Saturday game while also assuring the Benin Arsenals of improved bonuses and general welfare.

“You know we are not government that makes promises and failed. When we make pledges,we redeemed. So be rest assured that all that we have promised will be delivered to you.” He promised.

The sports loving Governor
expressed confidence that the team will come out victorious, saying that he is optimistic that with the support the team will get from the home crowd, victory is sure.

Responding, the head coach and Technical Director, Bendel Insurance FC Monday Odigie, thanked the governor for his continuous support and encouragement to the team, adding, “We are doing the best we can for Saturday’s match and we are close to our best. We look forward to a positive game.”

The elated players, whle appreciating the governor and his entourage, assured the governor and Edo people of victory, with an exciting outing on Saturday against ASO Chlef.

Bendel Insurance FC are no strangers in CAF engagements as they plan to go into the game on Saturday with confidence having been champions of the CAF Confederations Cup in 1994.

Recall that, the Governor on Wednesday directed the ECTS boss, Mrs Hauwa Dupe Ohikhuare and the sports Commission boss, Olympian Yusuf Alli to collaborate to make shuttle buses available for fans from all parts of the state to get to the stadium.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 PM at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium on Saturday

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