Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin on Wednesday defeated their junior team Insurance Feeders 2-0 to win the 2023 Edo FA Cup.
The Edo FA Cup final match played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, had the two Bendel Insurance teams against each other for the second time consecutively slugging it out for the title which went to the senior team, following Imade Osarenkhoe’s 10th minute and Sodje Stephens 68th minute goals.
Both teams also reached the finals and represented the state at the national level of the Federation Cup last season, making it a new record in Edo Football history.
The Coach Stanley Osazee managed Insurance Feeders however showed brilliance with their free-flow performance but their senior side’s strength and experience made the difference.
On the road to the finals, the Monday Odigie-led Benin Arsenals started the 2023 Edo FA Cup campaigns with a 3-0 win over Etete FC and Yak FC respectively in the second round and quarter-finals matches. Insurance FC went on to beat Eagle Wings 1-0 in the semifinals.
On the other hand, the Insurance Feeders defeated Konstanz Dike FC 1-0 in the second round before going ahead to beat Ine Stars 2-0 in the quarter-finals before their 4-2 shootout victory over Rolly FC to set up all Insurance FC finals.