Bendel Insurance have emerged as champions of the 2023 Nigeria Federation Cup after claiming a 1-0 win over six-time champions Enugu Rangers in the final played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
Imade Osarenkhoe scored from the spot just before half-time after a Rangers defender was judged to have handled the ball in the penalty area, the player was subsequently sent off having picked up his second yellow card of the game.
It’s the 4th FA Cup title for the Monday Odigie-led Insurance team after winning the title in 1972, 1978, and 1980 and ended their wait for a major title since 1995 when they won the West African Club Championship
With their win, victorious Bendel Insurance will get the prize money and would also be representing Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.
Meanwhile Bayelsa Queens have emerged as the 2023 champions of Nigeria’s Federation Cup in the women’s category.
Bayelsa Queens defeated former champions Rivers Angels 4-2 via a penalty shootout after a goalless affair in regulation time at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State
It’s the fifth cup title for the Restoration Girls.