By Igbaugba Ehigimetor
Supporters of Bendel Insurance FC of Benin, have called for the sack of coach Bernard Ogbe over the poor performance of the team in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria National League (NNL) season.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the supporters openly called for the coach’s sack during the week 8 round of matches of the NNL where the Benin team struggled to beat their visitors, FC One Rocket, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
They blamed the lacklustre display of the team on the caoch’s tactics and noted that if allowed to continue, the Benin-based club will not secure promotion to the elite division of the Nigeria league.
In the match against FC One Rocket which Insurance trailed from a goal down to beat their opponent, the supporters particularly faulted the coach’s decision to field two defensive midfielders in a home game they needed to win.
NAN reports that Insurance went a goal down in the 30th minute of the match but were lucky to have equalised through a penalty that was converted by Daniel Johnson in the 34th minute.
On resumption of play in the second half, Tolulope Ojo who came in as a second-half substitute, scored the second goal for Insurance who were looking more anxious and fighting hard to increase the scoreline.
The hosts made it three in the 33rd minute through the effort of Sarki Ismael to win 3 – 1.
NAN reports that with the win, Insurance now have 13 points from seven matches in the ongoing 2020/2021 NNL season. (NAN)