Bendel Insurance FC of Benin has won the 2023 Federation Cup with a lone goal victory over Rangers International FC of Enugu.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match was played at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, on Wednesday.
The only goal of the encounter came in the last minute of added time of the first half through a penalty converted by Insurance’s Imade Osarenkhoe.
Speaking after the match, Insurance FC coach, Monday Odigie, expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the encounter, which he described as a tough game.
“We give glory to God, who made it possible. It is a thing of joy that we won the Federation Cup today.
“I am highly elated, and just like the players, we all give glory to God for this victory. You will agree with me that the game was tough.
“We will go back home and work harder, especially as we will be going continental next season. We will definitely get busy for a better outing,” Odigie said.
Notable among the dignitaries who watched the final, are the governor of Delta, Mr. Sherrif Oborevwori, and his deputy governor of Edo, Mr. Philip Shuaibu.
Others are ex-internationals, Christian Chukwu, Austine Eguavoen and Victor Ikpeba, among others.