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Bendel Insurance shoot down Rangers to be crowned 2023 Nigeria federations Cup champions

Bendel Insurance of Benin have been crowned 2023 Tingo Nigeria Federations Cup Champions following a 1-0 win over Enugu Rangers International in the final match.

In the final match decided this evening [June 21] at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba Delta State, Bendel Insurance triumphed courtesy of a penalty kick scored by striker Imade Osarenhkoe in the final seconds of the first half.

It was the Benin Arsenal who had the best chances of the first half in the Federation cup final and were duly rewarded for the pressure when Referee Quadri Adebimpe awarded a penalty kick for a handball in the Rangers area.

Imade stepped up and sent a powerful shot that beat impressive Rangers goalkeeper Detan Ogundare by the tiniest of margins for the winning goal.

First half ended Bendel Insurance 1-0 Rangers International, Abdul Maikaba’s men trailing and down to ten men at the Stephen Keshi stadium.

Rangers did press for an equalizer for a large portion of the second half to no avail as Monday Odigie tutored held on for a 1-0 win and a title to crown their performances this season.

Insurance were crowned champions by the distinguished guests at the match venue prominent amongst them NFF President Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, Edo State deputy governor Comrade Shuaibu Obaseki and top NFF officials.

The Benin Arsenal received the Tingo Federaton Cup trophy plus a fifteen million naira as immediate reward for their victory.

They will go on to represent Nigeria at the CAF Confederation Cup alongside Rivers United FC in the 2023/2024 season.

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