Governor Obaseki lauded the achievement of 23-year-old Amas Obasogie, the talented Bendel Insurance Goalkeeper, who received a call-up to the prestigious Super Eagles squad.
This call-up comes as a replacement for Maduka Okoye, and Obasogie will now contend with Francis Uzoho (Omonia Nicosia) and Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba) for a starting position in the November internationals.
In an official statement, Governor Obaseki expressed his admiration for Obasogie’s remarkable skills, citing the player’s agility, resilience, and exceptional command in the air. The governor acknowledged Obasogie as one of the top shot-stoppers in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with an impressive record of six clean sheets in seven matches this season. Additionally, he highlighted Obasogie’s pivotal role in Bendel Insurance’s remarkable 26-game unbeaten streak in the previous season.
Governor Obaseki emphasized the goalkeeper’s contribution to showcasing the indomitable Edo spirit, bringing both the state and Nigeria to the global forefront in football prowess. The governor celebrated the positive impact of sustained investments in the sports sector in Edo, with a specific focus on restoring Bendel Insurance as a nurturing ground for national team players. Obasogie becomes the second Bendel Insurance player to receive a national team call-up within a year.
The governor concluded the statement by expressing pride in Obasogie’s accomplishments and football genius. He conveyed well-wishes for success in this new chapter of Obasogie’s career, expressing confidence that the goalkeeper will continue to shine, bringing further accolades and glory to both Edo State and Nigeria.