Edo State Acting Governor Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said that Bendel Insurance FC are battle ready to take on Remo Stars FC of Abeokuta today at the University of Benin Sports Stadium in the second stanza of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League.
Addressing the players during a training session, the Acting Governor applauded the boys for their superlative performance against Enyimba Football Club where the team held the Peoples Elephant to a goalless draw in Aba. He charged them to use that same killer mood against Remo Stars, adding that they have all it takes to beat the visiting team.
“I want to use this opportunity to commend you all on your superlative performance against Enyimba FC in your last league game in Aba. The state government is proud of you, and we want you to use that same killer mood against Remo Stars in this weekend’s game. I’m very convinced that we have all it takes to beat any team now; your game against Enyimba has shown that you have it.
I want you to put in your best to ensure that we come out smoking and smiling. We just need to brace up and do everything within our reach to make sure that we win all our remaining matches. The only way to get the full backing of the government is to win our matches and stand in a better position on the league table.”
He reiterated government’s commitment in ensuring that sports in the state is taken to the peak, adding that by the time the 2020 National Sports Festival is hosted by Edo State, Nigerians would know that the State is back.
He called on all football loving people of the State to come out en-mass and cheer their darling team to victory on Saturday. He appealed to Bendel Insurance supporters’ club to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship before, during and after the match.