Bendel Insurance Defeat Akwa United Away In 2023 NPFL Opener

Bendel Insurance Defeat Akwa United Away In 2023 NPFL Opener

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By Amaechi Agbo

Newcomers, Bendel Insurance on Sunday showed why they should be taken serious in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football, NPFL League season as they defeated host Akwa United 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

Imade Osehenkhoe scored the league’s first goal in the 38 minute after Divine Nwachukwu ran through the right flank of the opponents and crossed into the box for him to strike

Sarki Ismael scored the second goal in the 41st minute to make it 2-0.

Akwa United, 2021 Champions, could not claw their way into the natch despite spirited efforts.

Insurance, returning to the league after more than three years are hoping to sustain their opening away victory in the league.

Historic facts about the match

This is the 5th meeting between Akwa United & Bendel Insurance in the NPFL. 50% of the previous meetings ended in draws. Opener.

Akwa United scored 2 goals in each of their last 2 NPFL matches against Bendel Insurance.

Bendel Insurance have scored 2+ away goals in the NPFL for the first time since they lost 3-2 at Zamfara United in October 2007.

Akwa United conceded 2+ first half goals at home in the NPFL for the first time since April 2016. They failed to win any of their last 5 NPFL home matches in which they trailed at half time

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