Bendel Insurance Sets Unwanted NPFL Record After Late Defeat Against Shooting Stars

Bendel Insurance Unwanted NPFL Record

Bendel Insurance faced a heartbreaking defeat against archrival Shooting Stars Sports Club in a thrilling encounter at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, leaving the team with an unwanted NPFL record.

Bendel Insurance Unwanted NPFL Record

Muritala Taiye’s late goal secured a 1-0 victory for the Oluyole Warriors, leaving Benin Arsenal empty-handed despite their valiant efforts throughout the match, Footballrover reports.

In the dying moments of the game, defender Muritala Taiye capitalised on a defensive lapse to clinch victory for the Shooting Stars.

His decisive header, amidst a scramble in Benin Arsenal’s box, dashed any hopes of a draw for the visitors, sealing the fate of the match.

Despite several promising opportunities, Bendel Insurance failed to convert their chances into goals.

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Sarki Ismael and Divine Nwachukwu squandered golden opportunities in one-on-one situations with Shooting Stars’ goalkeeper Okemute, while Julius Emiloju’s long-range strike narrowly missed hitting the target before halftime.

This defeat marks Bendel Insurance’s third consecutive winless outing in the NPFL, as well as their failure to score in three consecutive matches for the first time since April 2019.

Their inability to find the back of the net in recent fixtures against Sporting Lagos, Enyimba, and now Shooting Stars highlights a concerning goal drought plaguing the team.

Bendel Insurance Unwanted NPFL Record

Looking ahead, Bendel Insurance faces a daunting challenge against Plateau United in their next fixture.

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With Plateau United displaying top-notch form this season, the question remains: can Bendel Insurance break their goalless streak, or will the drought persist?

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