NPFL: Tamara clinches Man of the Match Award as Akwa United draws with Insurance


Oct 29, 2023


By our Reporter

In the Nigeria Premier Football League Match Day 5, football enthusiasts were treated to a thrilling encounter between Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin and Akwa United FC, which ended in a goalless draw.
The Benin Arsenal, as they are fondly called, had a challenging match on their home turf against the defensive visitors, who were determined to prevent any goals from going in. Akwa United FC’s poor run in the league continued after Matchday 5 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.


The Promise Keepers are yet to register a victory, having drawn three and lost two of their five matches so far. This has left their fans and supporters disappointed, and the management team is under pressure to turn things around quickly.
Bendel Insurance, on the other hand, registered their first draw of the season against struggling Akwa United. The team has been doing well so far, with a current record of W2, D1, L1, and the draw against Akwa United will give the players and fans some confidence going into their next game.


The game was highly competitive, and both teams had several chances to score, but the goalkeepers were on top of their game, making crucial saves to keep the match level.

Tamara Ezekiel of Bendel Insurance was voted as the Man of the Match, thanks to his impressive performance throughout the game.

The award was sponsored by the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, Festus Alenkhe, who gave a personal cash gift to Ezekiel for his outstanding contribution to the team’s performance.

Overall, it was an exciting match that showcased some of the best talent in the Nigeria Premier Football Leagu

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