Edo State deputy Governor, Hon. Philip Shaibu has introduced his exit from skilled soccer after six years as a participant with Bendel Insurance coverage of Benin.
Till his retirement, Shaibu was a participant of Bendel Insurance coverage FC, a membership he helped to safe a ticket to the Nigerian Skilled Soccer League (NPFL).
The deputy governor introduced his retirement in Benin Metropolis on the weekend after Bendel Insurance coverage final match within the Nigerian Nationwide League (NNL) towards Vandrezzer FC of Lagos.
Insurance coverage received the week 22 encounter with NNL by a lone objective to finish the 2021/2022 soccer season, amidst wild jubilation among the many followers and supporters at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Persevering with, Shaibu stated the Benin membership couldn’t afford to return to the decrease league once more, including that they had been again to the place they rightly belong.
He stated the current authorities in Edo had demonstrated real love for sports activities with the improve of amenities on the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium and rebranding of each women and men.
Shaibu recommended all of the stakeholders, who helped to revive the previous glory of the traditional soccer membership.
In response to him, “I’m so excited right now that in good well being,
“It’s first of its form and I’m so excited and glad about it.”
Whereas recounting his soccer stints within the Federal Capital Territory with YSFON U20, International Affairs FC in addition to defunct Ijesha United and Nigerian Prisons FC, the deputy governor stated he “received all matches within the membership apart from a draw”.