SPORTS NEWS: Insurance eye group stage ahead Berkane clash


Trending Sport : Insurance eye group stage ahead Berkane clash

are set for a thrilling first leg of their continental showdown against as they hope to advance from the second qualifying round of the Confederation Cup, The PUNCH reports.

Insurance host the 2021/2022 Confederation Cup winners for a place in the group stage, September 16 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, City, the capital.

The Arsenals, 's Federation Cup holders, secured their spot in the second round of the competition after a remarkable first and second-leg performance against Aso Chlef of Algeria, the 2022/23 Algerian Cup winners.

Speaking ahead of the encounter, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Andrew Okungbowa, said the state was ready to receive the visitors, expressing confidence that the home team woild come out victorious after 90 minutes.

He said,”All is set as our darling team, FC, hosts Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of in the first leg of the 2nd Qualifying Round of the .

“The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, with its state-of-the-art facilities and impeccable pitch conditions, has been meticulously prepared for this great encounter, and our football-loving fans and supporters are ready and eager, as always, to fill the 12,000 capacity stadium with their cheers and support for the players, creating an electrifying atmosphere that will certainly inspire the home team to victory.

“It is going to be another carnival-like and festival Saturday in Benin, as the State Governor has given a matching order to mobilise , just as we did in the first leg last month, to cheer our darling Insurance to victory. We have already set machinery in place to mobilise our and to ensure that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is fillef to capacity on match day with fans from across the state as we are going to provide free transportation from 12 different locations in the city to take people to the stadium and return them after the game.”

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