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Edo State Governor Commends Nigerian Ambassador to Algeria for Support to Bendel Insurance FC

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Edo State Governor Commends Nigerian Ambassador to Algeria for Support to Bendel Insurance FC
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his appreciation to the Nigerian Ambassador to Algeria, Ambassador Aisha M. Garba, for her warm reception and support to Bendel Insurance Football Club during their participation in the CAF Confederation Cup competition in Algeria. The team received a warm welcome, encouragement, and support from the Ambassador, who also mobilized Nigerians residing in Algeria to support the team. Bendel Insurance FC went on to win the match against ASO Chlef and advance to the next round of the competition.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the Nigerian Ambassador to Algeria, Ambassador Aisha M. Garba, for the warm reception and support she accorded Bendel Insurance Football Club during their stay in the North African country for the 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup competition fixture against ASO Chlef.

During the team's appreciation visit to the Nigerian Embassy in Hidra, Sidi Yahia, Algeria, on Sunday, the governor expressed his appreciation through the Consultant to Edo State Government on Sports, Dr. Kweku Tandoh. He thanked the Ambassador for her kind gestures and for being a caring host to the team in Algeria.

Bendel Insurance arrived in the Algerian capital, Algiers, on Friday afternoon to the warm embrace of Ambassador Aisha Garba at the International Airport. The Nigerian Ambassador and her entourage later led the Benin Arsenals to their hotel. The Ambassador again visited the team on Saturday afternoon before the match, assuring them of support throughout their stay and during their match against ASO Chlef in Algiers.

Ambassador Aisha Garba went above and beyond by mobilizing a good number of Nigerians residing in Algeria to support Bendel Insurance during their CAF Confederation Cup match against ASO Chlef. The support from the Nigerian community in Algeria must have given the team an extra boost as they emerged victorious in the match, winning 4-3 on penalties. This victory enabled Bendel Insurance FC to advance to the second round of the competition.

As a token of appreciation, Ambassador Aisha Garba played host to the victorious Bendel Insurance FC at the Nigerian Embassy on Sunday afternoon. Reciprocating the Ambassador's warm reception and support, the Governor commended her for her efforts in making Bendel Insurance a great team once again.

Ambassador Aisha Gabar expressed her pride in the team's performance during the match against ASO Chlef. She applauded their resilience, determination, and teamwork, which ultimately led to their victory over a highly experienced opponent. Despite the massive support enjoyed by ASO Chlef from Algiers football fans, Bendel Insurance FC showcased their skills and emerged triumphant, making the Nigerian Ambassador immensely proud.

The support and encouragement received from Ambassador Aisha Garba and the Nigerian community in Algeria undoubtedly played a significant role in Bendel Insurance FC's success. Their warm reception and support demonstrate the strong bond that exists among Nigerians, both at home and abroad, when it comes to supporting Nigerian athletes and teams.

With their victory in the CAF Confederation Cup fixture, Bendel Insurance FC has shown their prowess on the football field and the potential for even greater accomplishments in the future. The team's success story serves as an inspiration to other Nigerian football clubs and athletes, encouraging them to strive for excellence and make Nigeria proud on the international stage.

Governor Obaseki's appreciation for Ambassador Aisha Garba and her support to Bendel Insurance FC highlights the importance of fostering strong relationships between governmental bodies, sports organizations, and ambassadors. These collaborations not only provide opportunities for Nigerian athletes to excel but also promote diplomacy and friendship between nations.

Bendel Insurance FC's journey in the CAF Confederation Cup continues, and they will undoubtedly carry with them the goodwill and support they received from Ambassador Aisha Garba and the Nigerian community in Algeria. As they progress through the tournament, Nigerian football fans eagerly await their future matches, cheering them on from both home and abroad.

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