All is now set for the unveiling of rebranded Bendel Insurance Football Club and the technical crew ahead of the 2018 national league football season.
A statement from the Government House, Benin and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa said the technical crew is headed by Mr. Monday Odigie as the manager while he is assisted by Baldwin Bazuaye as the Chief Coach and Greg Ikhenobas the Assistant Coach.
According to him “highly experienced players have been signed on by the club management to complement the new technical crew in preparation for the 2018 football season which promises to be exciting for football enthusiasts’’
Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu is chairman of the committee charged with the responsibility of repositioning sports in the state, According to Shaibu,” With the caliber of players we have on board coupled with the technical crew, we have no doubt that Bendel Insurance FC are out to thrill football lovers with good play and bring back the old glory associated with the club, ultimately they will move to the premier league which we believe they rightful belong with the kind of investment we have put into it aside the support from corporate bodies” He added that the technical crew had been given a free hand to scout for the best players across the country, adding that “the era of sending notes to coaches insisting on some players were over”
Edo State Government, Mr. Godwin Obaseki assisted by his immediate predecessor in office, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is expected to unveil the rebranded club on Tuesday, Friday 27, 2018 at the banquet hall, Government House, Benin “It’s going to be a complete package, a brand new technical crew, a brand new set of Players, a brand new coastal bus and a brand new logo and set of kits” Shaibu assured.
Big sports personalities expected to grace the epoch event are “the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and the Secretary General, former Super Eagles Player, Alabi Eisien, Fanny Amu coach of the Golden Eaglets to Japan”96, Hon Ayo Omidiran, Shehu Dikko, LMC Chairman, Osaze Odemwingie, Yakubu Ayegbeni, Julius Aghahowa and Sebastian Brodricks, members of the National Assembly from Edo State and their counterparts in the State House of Assembly are also expected on the occasion.