Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has congratulated Bendel Insurance Football Club for their victory against ASO Chief of Algeria in the preliminary stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.
“The team has continued to give an excellent account of themselves, showcasing their exceptional talent and making us all proud with their outstanding performance,” Mr Obaseki said in a statement.
On August 19, ASO Chief lost the first leg of the encounter against Insurance by 0-1 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
The Algerian side, however, won the return leg, played at Mabrouki Salem stadium in Algeria by the same margin to end the game on 1-1 aggregate on Saturday.
The hosts scored the only goal of the match after 41 minutes to force the game into penalties.
The Nigerian side went ahead to win the penalties 4-3 to progress to the second preliminary stage of the continental soccer competition.
Commending the team, Mr Obaseki said, “I heartily congratulate Bendel Insurance Football Club for defeating Aso Chief of Algeria on penalties to progress to the next stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.
“As they progress to the next stage of the CAF Confederations Cup, I charge them to continue on their impressive run as they continue to place Edo on the continental map.”