NPFL Boss Elegbeleye Congratulates Bendel Insurance, Urges Enyimba, Remo Stars To Win

The Chairman of Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, has congratulated Bendel Insurance for securing qualification to the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup, attributing their victory to the resurgence of the domestic league.

Insurance defeated Algeria’s AS Olympic Chlef 4-3 on penalties in Algiers on Saturday to qualify for the second round of Africa’s second tier club competition.

“The victory is a confirmation that we are getting our league on a good pedestal to reclaim our place in the top echelon of African club football and we are determined to go higher”, Elegbeleye told NPFL Media.

The NPFL boss went on to encourage Enyimba FC and Remo Stars to continue the rebirth of Nigeria league in their respective games on Sunday.

The Chief Operating Officer of the NPFL, Davidson Owumi also hailed Insurance for making the country proud with their impressive performance in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup. He however assured the other Nigerian representatives of adequate support

“As we move towards the start of the season, I am happy that Insurance has shown that the last season produced worthy representatives to compete on the continent”, an elated Owumi said.

He urged fans of both CAF Champions League representatives to come out en masse to cheer their clubs to victory.

Enyimba face Libyan opponent Al Ahly Benghazi in Aba after an impressive first-leg result in Libya while Remo Stars will square up against Ghanaian league champions Medeama after losing narrowly 1-0 in the first-leg in Ghana.

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