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Confed Cup: Obaseki applauds Bendel Insurance for victory over ASO Chlef

EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended Bendel Insurance of Benin for advancing in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Nigerian representatives qualified for the second preliminary round of the continental competition after overcoming Algeria’s ASO Chlef on penalties in Algiers last night.

Although the Algerians won the second leg 1-0 in regulation time, the tie ended 1-1 on aggregate as a result of Insurance’s 1-0 victory in Benin last weekend.

The tie went into penalties and Bendel Insurance prevailed 4-3 to advance to the second preliminary round.

“I heartily congratulate Bendel Insurance Football Club for defeating Aso Chlef of Algeria on penalties to progress to the next stage of the CAF Confederations Cup,” Governor Obaseki said in a statement last night.

“The team has continued to give an excellent account of themselves, showcasing their exceptional talent and making us all proud with their outstanding performance.

“As the 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.”

To reach the group stages, Insurance will have to overcome defending champions RS Berkane of Morocco in the next round.

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