How Sporting Lagos Edged Out Bendel Insurance to Set New NPFL Record

How Sporting Lagos Edge Out Bendel Insurance to Set New NPFL Record

Sporting Lagos on Sunday evening set a new NPFL record after edging out Bendel Insurance with a narrow victory to seal yet another important three points in their matchday 20 clash.

How Sporting Lagos Edge Out Bendel Insurance to Set New NPFL Record

The home team secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Bendel Insurance in a tightly contested Nigerian Premier League match at the Onikan Stadium, Footballrover reports.

The Coach Paul Offor side needed just one goal from Tochukwu Udeh Michael to defeat their opponents in front of their home fans.

The fiercely contested game saw both sides fail to convert their chances in the first half, but the deadlock was broken in the second period when the 24-year-old midfielder found the breakthrough.

Tochukwu Michael caught the Bendel Insurance defence out in the 56th minute with a smartly curled free-kick, and they held on to seal off the victory.

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Following his goal eight minutes later, Phillip Kehinde came in to replace the game’s MVP.

This win marks a significant milestone for the Tech Boys, as it’s the first time in their history that they have achieved consecutive victories in the NPFL.

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The 2023–24 NPFL campaign has seen them score just three goals in the second half, two of which came as equalisers in the ninetieth minute.

However, the win saw them climb to 13th place in the league table, further away from the relegation zone.

On the other hand, Bendel Insurance continues to struggle, having scored only two away goals in the entire NPFL season, the lowest of any team.

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Sporting Lagos will now set their sights on extending their winning streak when they face Gombe United on Sunday at the Gombe Township Stadium.

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