Bendel Insurance’s Victory in the Federation Cup Final Propels Them Towards Winning the NPL Title Next Season, Says Samson Unuanel
Former Kwara United coach, Samson Unuanel, has expressed his joy at Bendel Insurance’s win over Rangers in the final of the Federation Cup. The Benin Arsenal defeated 10-man Rangers 1-0 to win the 2023 Federation Cup trophy at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Wednesday night. Imade Osehenkhoe scored the winning goal from the spot late in the first half. It was the club’s fourth Federation Cup title and their first in 43 years.
Reacting to this victory, Unuanel told Completesports.com that the Edo State club side has put themselves back in the limelight of Nigerian football. He noted that this achievement will also propel the team to win next season’s Nigeria Premier League (NPL) title.
“I am so delighted that Bendel Insurance defeated Rangers to win the Federation Cup,” said Unuanel. “The team has been outstanding since the beginning of the season and could have won the NPL title as well.”
Unuanel, who is a seasoned coach, understands the importance of momentum and the psychological boost it gives to players. Bendel Insurance’s victory in the Federation Cup final will give the players the confidence they need to perform well in the upcoming NPL season. They have shown their capability and resilience in the game, and this will serve as a motivation for them to go for the NPL title next season.
The NPL is the highest level of professional football in Nigeria, and it is highly competitive. The league features top clubs such as Enyimba FC, Kano Pillars FC, and Akwa United FC, to mention a few. Winning the NPL title requires consistency, hard work, and discipline, and Bendel Insurance has what it takes to compete at that level.
In conclusion, Bendel Insurance’s victory in the Federation Cup final has put them in a good position to challenge for the NPL title next season. The players have shown that they have what it takes to compete at the highest level, and with the right attitude and mindset, they can achieve their goal. The fans will be eagerly waiting to see how the team performs in the upcoming season.