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Governor Obaseki Commends Nigerian Ambassador for Support to Bendel Insurance in CAF Confederation Cup

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Governor Obaseki Commends Nigerian Ambassador for Support to Bendel Insurance in CAF Confederation Cup
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has expressed his appreciation to the Nigerian Ambassador to Algeria, Ambassador Aisha M. Garba for her support and warm reception of Bendel Insurance Football Club during their participation in the CAF Confederation Cup. The governor thanked the Ambassador for her kind gestures and for being a caring host to the team in Algeria.

Governor Obaseki Commends Nigerian Ambassador for Support to Bendel Insurance in CAF Confederation Cup

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

The team's appreciation visit to the Nigerian Embassy in Hidra, Sidi Yahia, Algeria on Sunday was represented by the Consultant to Edo State Government on Sports, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, who delivered the governor's gratitude to Ambassador Garba.

Bendel Insurance arrived in the Algerian capital, Algiers, on Friday afternoon to a heartwarming embrace from Ambassador Aisha Garba at the International Airport. With sheer elation, the Nigerian Ambassador and her entourage accompanied the Benin Arsenals to their hotel. She later paid a visit to the team on Saturday afternoon, reassuring them of her support throughout their stay and during their crucial match against ASO Chlef in Algiers.

Furthermore, Ambassador Aisha Garba effectively mobilized a considerable number of Nigerians residing in Algeria to rally behind Bendel Insurance during their CAF Confederation Cup match against ASO Chlef. The spirited display of support from the Nigerian community undoubtedly bolstered the team's morale and contributed to their triumphant victory of 4-3 on penalties, propelling them to the second round of the competition.

In light of the successful outcome, the victorious Bendel Insurance FC paid a visit to the Nigeria Embassy on Sunday afternoon to express their gratitude. The Nigerian Ambassador, Aisha Gabar, praised Governor Obaseki for his commitment to reviving Bendel Insurance and commended the team for their remarkable display of resilience and determination during the match.

Ambassador Garba reminisced on the joy she experienced when Bendel Insurance emerged victorious. She likened the mood to that of a parent witnessing their child receive an international award, expressing her immense pride and happiness for the team's success. She emphasized that Bendel Insurance FC's triumph is a reflection of Governor Godwin Obaseki's visionary leadership and conscious investment in the club.

"The success of Bendel Insurance over the past four years is a testament to the commitment and pragmatism of Governor Godwin Obaseki," the Nigerian Ambassador remarked. She also acknowledged Bendel Insurance FC as a national asset that should be preserved for the pride and benefit of the country.

Governor Obaseki's appreciation to Ambassador Aisha Garba strengthens the bond between Edo State and Nigeria's diplomatic missions, highlighting the importance of sports diplomacy in fostering goodwill and international relations.

Bendel Insurance's remarkable journey in the CAF Confederation Cup continues to draw attention and admiration, and their captivating performance in Algeria has undoubtedly won the hearts of football enthusiasts both within and beyond Nigeria.

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