June 16, 2019
Sport

NPFL/LA Liga Promises Tournament: Insurance beat Remo Stars 2/0, officials pick three players

ABIODUN JIMOH

Bendel Insurance youth team brilliant performance continued at the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL)/La Liga U-15 Promises Tournament by beating Remo Stars youth team two nil.

to lead Group C in Enugu center.

Playing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu zone, Insurance central defender Egharevba Osamuyi took advantage of Remo Stars goalkeeper’s error and calmly dropped the ball over his head into the empty net in the 9 minutes of the encounter.

The Edo boys increased the tally in the 35th minute through spot kick neatly converted by striker Efe Ugiagbe.

With this result, Insurance now lead the table with six points just as the kids have a date with Ifeanyi Ubah FC on Wednesday  while a win for the team will see them through to the quarter finals of the tournament to be played in Lagos later in the month.

Meanwhile, three players of Bendel Insurance have been picked by the tournament officials for further development. They are Efe Ugiagbe,Alakwe Godstime and captain Adamu Umoru Mosuru.

Speaking after the game, Insurance assistant coach and coordinator of the under 15 side, Greg Ikhenoba said he was happy with his side’s victory and commended NPFL/La Liga for the initiative.

He urged the organisers to sustain the football development programme, insisting that such programme is key to overall advancement of football in the country.

Coach Greg also expressed his appreciation to Edo Government, the sponsor of Bendel Insurance for the encouragement of the game in the state.

Also speaking, Insurance youth coach, Stanley Osazee Sheyi said he was happy that his boys won the game. “We are sure of winning the rest two games. I am more interested in the development of the kids than winning a game.”

In the same vein, Remo Stars youth coach, Ogunmoye Kehinde in his reaction said he was not disappointed with the result as he was happy his team used the tournament to showcase talents. “It is about development and not winning at all cost.”

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