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CAF Confederation Cup: Football Is About Participation, Not Winning – Odigie Lowers Ambition Bar For Insurance


The Head Coach of Bendel Insurance of Benin , Monday Odigie on Sunday after his team were held to a 2 all draw at home by RS Berkane, the defending Champions in the second round of the 2023/24 CAF Confederation Cup preliminary stage in Benin.

Odigie speaking in an unguarded emotional strength stated that football is all about participation and not about winning the game.

“Can you just take joy that your team is playing in the continent and defending the pride of the nation.

“Appreciate football, appreciate performance. It is not all about the result but performance ” he stated.

“We want to remain in the tournament but if the result is not favourable then we go home and prepare for a next time “.
He then urged the media to educate the people what football is all about, it is about appreciating your team that drew against the defending Champions at home he emphasised.

Imade Osarenkhoe’ 28 minute goal and a 60th minute goal by Vincent Augustus could not salvage a win at home by Insurance.

The Benin Arsenal’s will play the return leg on the 29th September in Morocco.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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