After several postponements, the 2023 Nigeria Premier Football League season finally commenced on Sunday and it was a shocking result for the league followers across the country as Bendel Insurance picked three maximum points after a 0-2 victory in Uyo.
Former champions Akwa United played host to the newly promoted Bendel Insurance and it was a surprising result for the ‘Promise Keepers’.
Played at the Goodswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, the host dominated the game right from the kick-off but found it difficult to break down the backline of the visitors.
Imade Osenhenkoe netted the opening goal of the league and put Bendel’s insurance in the driving seat in the game.
Ismael Sarki netted the second just before the break and gave the away side the lead going into halftime.
The host came into the second half and show much improvement in their play but Bendel Insurance resisted all the attacks thrown at them as they secured a maximum points away from home.