They waited for 11 years before they could get promotion, now playing in the elite cadre, Insurance FC of Benin on Monday defeated visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi, to secure their first win of the NPFL.

The only goal of the rescheduled match was scored by Charles Omokaro and it was enough to secure the maximum three points at stake.

The game which was played at the UNIBEN Sports Complex saw the host team dominating the entire 90 minutes of the encounter, while the visiting team were second fiddle all through.

Omokaro, captain of the home team, gave his side the lead in the 69th minute in a goalmouth scramble.

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Insurance Coach, Baldwin Bazuaye, described the Monday’s encounter as a good one.

He, however, said that his boys were tired.

“We played a good and experienced side that has been in the league for a long time.

“My boys are tired. Remember that they have been playing since last December and they have always been on the road,” he said.

Bazuaye, however, said that his side would work hard to improve in subsequent matches.


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