Edo Deputy Governor unveils Insurance FC jersey as Sterling Bank reassures on partnership
Bendel Insurance FC, Benin new sets of jerseys
Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu on Wednesday unveiled new sets of jerseys for Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin with a renewed commitment to raise the standard of the club to a world class one.
The Deputy Governor unveiled three sets of jerseys; yellow with green stripes on the side for home matches, green for away matches and extra one white with green stripes on the side.
Performing the unveiling formalities in a colourful ceremony at the new Festival Hall in Government House, Benin City, the sports-loving Deputy Governor was supported by Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) Barrister Osarodion Ogie and Tunde Adeola, Executive Director, Sterling Bank PLC.
Adeola restated that Edo state government is fully committed to using sports and Bendel Insurance FC to better the lives of Edo youth and Nigerians, assuring the team of the best welfare and work environment.
He re-echoed Governor Obaseki’s promise to provide Insurance FC and their supporters Club with new travelling executive buses as part of encouragement for them.
Comrade Shaibu expressed appreciation to the Club sponsors Sterling Bank PLC for keeping faith with the Benin Arsenals.
Sterling Bank PLC has been the official sponsor of Bendel Insurance FC since last season with N50million package and has improved the package this season following Insurance promotion to the NPFL.
Representatives of Wesley Hotels, Big Joe Motors, Ford Mart, Okomu Oil and others were on ground to support the unveiling.
The Benin Arsenals will be filing out in the new jerseys in their subsequent NPFL games, beginning from Wednesday, January 18 fixture against Plateau United of Jos at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
Insurance defeated Akwa Utd in the NPFL 2023 curtain raiser following first half two goals by Imade Osarenkhoe and Sarki Ismael in Uyo last Sunday.