Nigeria Premier League NPFL: Bendel Insurance Debunks Odigie Resignation Rumours

The Bendel Insurance FC management has refuted the allegations and reports circulating in some circles suggesting that Coach Monday Odigie has left the team.

According to a statement from the media officer, Odigie was allowed to respond to urgent demands outside of the state and did not, as some had claimed, quit or leave the club.

According to the statement, “The management was forced to react and put things in perspective so that the rumours don’t acquire momentum and mislead the innocent public, even if they would have liked to ignore them.

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“For the avoidance of doubt, Coach Monday Odigie remains the Head Coach and Technical Director of Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin and did not resign or dump his homeland club.

“This clarification has become necessary against the widespread rumour and malicious news reports trending on some social media platforms regarding the position of Coach Monday Odigie’s contract with the Insurers

“Monday Odigie is in touch with the Insurance management as has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Edo State Sports Commission Olympian Yusuf Alli and the Secretary of Bendel Insurance FC Charles Ihimekpen.

“It’s on record that Odigie informed the secretary of Bendel Insurance Mr Charles Ihimekpen and his assistant Coach Greg Ikhenoba about the urgent need for him to travel out of the state to attend to some pressing needs immediately Insurance returned from Jos, Plateau state on Monday. He charged his first assistant coach Greg Ikhenoba to take charge of the technical crew till his return.

“The Benin Arsenals Spank Gombe Utd 2-0 In Benin with coach Greg Ikhenoba in charge of the technical crew without coach Odigie on Friday evening, sparking the rumour that coach Odigie may have dumped his native land club.”


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