Bendel Insurance first choice goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie again distinguished himself as he made several brilliant saves to deny roaring visiting Remo Stars from scoring first half goals against the host,Bendel Insurance FC in their Nigeria Professional Football League game.
The Benin Arsenal on Saturday at the University of Benin Sports Complex drew goalless with Remo Stars of Shagamu in the 2018/2019 (NPFL) matchday 15 game to record another stalemate back to back.
Insurance in the previous week played goalless with Enyimba FC in Aba, a feat that earned them accolades with the keeper Amas Obasogie, Odinaka Edeh and coach Monday Odigie making the NPFL team of the week.
Insurance chief coach, Baldwin Bazuaye in a post match interview said he was unhappy with the outcome. He added that he was more disappointed with the officiating.
Also speaking after the match, Remo Stars’ Head Coach Daniel Ogunmodede on the other hand, expressed satisfaction with his players’ performance.
He said that his players did a great job.”They all fought like lions because they desired to win the game knowing where we are now.” He said
In his remarks, Edo Acting Governor, Philip Shaibu was optimistic that Bendel Insurance would not be relegated. He noted that the outcome of the game was as a result of poor officiating.
Comrade Shaibu who dressed in Insurance bench for the game called on Referees Association to ensure that capable hands are those given the rights to officiate in NPFL matches. “I must appreciate our fans for tolerating some of the referees involved in poor officiating. Our fans are really disciplined.”
The state FA chairman, Frank Ilaboya was of the view that there could be a gang up and conspiracy against Bendel Insurance FC somewhere. He wondered why referees are hard on Insurance home and away.