Notable football actors led by the legendary 1978 Bendel Insurance Challenge Cup winning Coach, Alabi Aisien and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will highlight the relaunch of a rebranded, Bendel Insurance FC of Benin City today in Benin City.
Also expected is the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick. Former Super Eagles Player, former NFF Scribe and the only man who has criss-crossed all national teams, Fanny Amu coach of the Golden Eaglets to Japan U 17 World Cup triumph, Hon Ayo Omidiran, Shehu Dikko, LMC Chairman, Osaze Odemwingie, Yakubu Ayegbeni, Julius Aghahowa and First Nigerian Coach to win a World Cup at any level in China 1985, Coach Sebastian Brodericks-Imasuen, members of the National Assembly from Edo State and their counterparts in the State House of Assembly are also expected at the occasion.
A Government House release, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa said the technical crew headed by Monday Odigie as Manager, will be assisted by Baldwin Bazuaye as the Chief Coach and Greg Ikhenobas and 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 high-powered committee charged with the responsibility of repositioning sports in the state.