Bendel Insurance recorded a shocking 2-0 away victory against former champions Akwa United in the opening game of the 2022/23 season at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday.
The game was Bendel Insurance’s first in the Nigerian top-flight in over three years.
It was also the first time Insurance have scored two goals in an NPFL game since they lost 3-2 to Zamfara United in October 2007.
Imade Osehenkhoe put the the visitors ahead seven minutes before the break after he was set up by Divine Nwachukwu.
Ismeal Sarki tucked in from a corner four minutes before the break.
The remaining matchday one fixtures will be played next weekend.
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