Bendel Insurance Defender Benjamin Tanimu Delighted About Spot-kick Goal

Benjamin Tanimu dedicates NPFL goal to his coach and teammates.

Bendel Insurance’s defender Benjamin Tanimu dedicates his goal against Plateau United in a Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL, fixture to his coach and teammates reports.

Benjamin Tanimu stood tall and was counted when the reigning Nigeria’s Federation Cup champions entertained a former NPFL champions Plateau United last weekend.

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It was a keenly contested game, but Tanimu’s spot-kick was enough to gift his side the much needed maximum points as they hope to win first NPFL title in decades.

Benjamin Tanimu dedicates NPFL goal to his coach and teammates.
Benjamin Tanimu in action for Bendel Insurance

Also, the 21-year-old’s instrumental performance against the Jos-based club earned a Man-of-the-match (MOTM) award. And during a post-match presser, the youngster expressed excitement in winning the award.

The versatile rock-solid defender, however dedicated the award and goal to his teammates, stressing that the three points for the club is better than the personal honour.

Benjamin Tanimu opens up on spot-kick goal and Man-of-the-match (MOTM) award

“I’m happy to win this award, but the team’s victory is more important,” he told the club’s media.

“I’m glad I was provided the opportunity by my coaches and teammates to take the penalty that earned us victory,” Benjamin Tanimu added.

In a related story, Sunshine Stars coach, Edith Agoye, confessed he’s moved on following a shocking 1-1 draw against NNL champions Heartland FC last weekend.

Playmaker, Michael Olalusi gave Sunshine Stars the lead from the spot six minutes before the half-time break.

But the visitors capitalized on their chances and were able to restore parity through Patrick Nwogbaga in the 63rd minute; spreading calm to supporters present at the Akure Township Stadium.

Speaking in a post-match interview, Agoye acknowledged the draw wasn’t what he had expected. According to Agoye, his side can as well travel for a match and snatch a point from their host.

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“it’s not a result we wanted , but that’s the game of football. We can go elsewhere and pick the points we lost at home under a calm atmosphere like the Akure township stadium, it’s possible,” Agoye said.

The Owena Waves currently occupy 10th position on the NPFL table with four points from three games. They’ll now travel to Jos to take on Plateau United on NPFL Matchday 4.

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