Bendel Insurance Make Winning Return To NPFL 

It took them 35 minutes to get into the groove.

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Bendel Insurance made a winning return to the Nigeria Premier Football League after they stunned Akwa United 0-2 in the 2022/2023 season opener. 

The Benin-based outfit, returning to the Nigerian topflight for the first time in three years, seven months, and 19 days, shocked the former champions at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Sunday.

It took Insurance 35 minutes before they got into the groove. Imade Osehenkhoe latched onto a Divine Nwachukwu’s ball and fired home to give his side the lead.

That was not all for the first half! Just before the break, Ismael Sarki slotted in the second goal. The last time Bendel Insurance won a game in the league was in the 2018/2019 season. That was a 1-0 victory over Sunshine Stars on matchday 21.

Sunday’s match was the only game in the first week of the 2022/2023 NPFL. Others fixtures take place this weekend. Rivers United won the last title.