Bendel Insurance star wins a N100k Reward for a Puskas Award-Worthy goal

Bendel Insurance star wins a N100k Reward for a Puskas Award-Worthy goal
Credit: @BendelInsurance Twitter

Bendel Insurance are still buzzing with excitement over Okon Ini-Obong's breathtaking goal against Rivers United in the recently concluded Naija Super 8 playoffs held in Eket.

The goal has been recognised as the best of the tournament and has garnered widespread admiration from fans and football enthusiasts nationwide.

Bendel Insurance's Ini-Obong to Receive N100k, a Medal, and a Trip

As a reward for his outstanding goal, Okon Ini-Obong will receive N100,000, a commemorative ball, and a medal. In addition, he has been granted an all-expense-paid trip to Lagos for the Naija Super 8 draw, scheduled to take place this Thursday. During the draw, Ini-Obong will join Nigeria legend Victor Ikpeba in conducting the event.

Bendel Insurance Celebrates Ini-Obong's Puskas-Worthy Goal in the Naija Super 8

The Bandel Insurance star unleashed a goal worthy of the Puskas award to equalise the score. The club took to their social media page to express their admiration for the goal, posting, “TERRIFIC! The control, the composure, the overhead stunt, the gaze at the post, the goalkeeper's position, and the FINISHING.”

Ini-Obong's goal against Rivers United has since gone viral, leaving the club in pure delight.

The Bendel Insurance family was pleased to learn that Ini-Obong would be the Naija Super 8 playoffs ambassador on Monday.

“Congratulations to Ini-Obong Okon, the Bendel Insurance of Benin City star who scored the beautiful goal that has been adjudged best at the just concluded NAIJA Super 8 playoffs in Eket.”

Ini-Obong stole the show when he came off the bench and scored a remarkable goal during the thrilling encounter against Rivers United in the Naija Super 8 Playoffs on Sunday.

Rivers United secured their spot in the Naija Super 8 following a captivating 3-2 victory over Bendel Insurance at the Eket Township Stadium. The match between Insurance and Rivers United lived up to its pre-match hype, with two teams from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) delivering an unforgettable clash.

Facing a second-string Insurance side, Rivers United took the lead twice through goals from Albert Korvah, the talented Liberian superstar who found the net in both halves of the game. However, the match did not go entirely in Rivers' favour, as Bendel Insurance mounted a strong comeback on both occasions.

However, in the closing stages of the game, Rivers United sealed their victory with a well-struck penalty by Morice Chukwu. Despite the defeat, Bendel Insurance displayed a valiant fight just days after clinching the FA Cup title in Asaba.

In a post-game interview, Ini-Obong expressed sorrow at his club's defeat following his magnificent strike. His family in Akwa-Ibom was also appreciated for their assistance.

Bendel Insurance continue to revel in the success of their player's extraordinary goal, which has become a testament to their team's resilience and determination. The club and its fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming Naija Super 8 draw and look forward to witnessing further brilliance in the tournament.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago

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