Edo State Govt Provides Buses, Jerseys For Fans Ahead Insurance CAF Confederation Cup Tie With ASO Chlef
The Governor of Edo State Mr Godwin Obaseki has called on sports loving Edo people to come out in their large number to cheer Bendel Insurance Football Club to victory against ASO Chlef FC of Algeria on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin.
The Benin Arsenals and the Algerian opponents ASO Chlef are scheduled to lock horns in the 2023/24 CAF Confederations Cup first preliminary game on Saturday in Benin at 4:00 PM.
The Governor made the call through his Chief Press Secretary Mr Andrew Okungbowa and the Chairman, Edo state Sports Commission Olympian Yusuf Alli during a press conference
on Wednesday at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium,Benin City.
The Governor’s Press Secretary Andrew Okungbowa disclosed that the state government has made provision for 30 luxurious (ECTS) buses available to convey football fans to the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium to cheer Bendel Insurance FC to victory against ASO Chlef of Algeria in the first round preliminary match of CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday.
According to Okungbowa, the state government is doing everything possible to give Insurance the support needed for them to triumph over their opponents on Saturday.
The Managing Director Edo City Transport Services (ECTS), Mrs Hauwa Dupe Ohikhuare who was also present at the conference confirmed the readiness and availability of the 30 buses,she said will be stationed at 10 strategic routes in Benin City, Edo State Capital
According to ECTS boss, the fans would be picked and returned to their points of entering after the match.
The Nigerian representative in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup Bendel Insurance host Algerian counterparts ASO Chlef in a tie the Benin Arsenal must win by wide margin on Saturday in order to have less work to do in the reverse fixture in Algeria on August 27.
In 1994, it would be recalled that the club from Benin City, Bendel Insurance Football Club went all the way in the CAF Cup now CAF Confederation Cup, defeating Primeiro Maio of Angola in the 2nd leg of the final match played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium 3-0 after losing the first in Angola 1-0