Chairman of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, has congratulated Bendel Insurance for scaling the first qualifying hurdle of the CAF Confederation Cup, describing their win as another confirmation of the resurgence of the domestic league.
Insurance on Saturday beat Algerian side ASO Chlef 4-3 on penalties to reach the next round of the qualifying rounds.
“The victory is a confirmation that we are getting our league on a good pedestal to reclaim our place in the top echelon of African club football and we are determined to go higher”, Elegbeleye told NPFL Media.
He went on to urge Enyimba International and Remo Stars to continue the renaissance of the league in their respective matches on Sunday.
Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owumi also praised Insurance for their tenacity to make the country proud and assured all clubs of support to restore the country’s prime position in continental club football.
“As we move towards the start of the season, I am happy that Insurance has shown that the last season produced worthy representatives to compete on the continent”, Owumi said.
Enyimba are up against their Libyan opponents riding on a good first-leg result while Remo Stars who lost narrowly to the Ghanaian side are home to overcome a slim 1-0 loss in the first-leg
He urged the two clubs’ fans to turn up en masse to cheer their clubs to victory.