Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin has announced the signing of left winger, Paul Obata, as their first acquisition for the upcoming 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League season.
In a video on the club’s official Twitter handle, the first signing of the season was announced which has seen excitement from fans.
Obata’s football journey has seen him showcase his skills in various clubs across the country. He began his career with Akwa United and later went on to represent Warri Wolves and MFM FC.
Last season, the talented forward commenced the campaign with El Kanemi Warriors before making a move to Gombe United for the rest of the campaign. Throughout his career, Obata has made 39 appearances.
In the announcement video, Obata expressed his delight at joining Bendel Insurance FC, acknowledging it as a great privilege to be part of the team. He emphasized his eagerness to contribute to the club’s success and help them achieve their goals in the upcoming season and beyond.
“It’s a great privilege to be a player of Bendel Insurance where I can showcase myself and help them achieve their goals.
“With the new season and the CAF Confederations Cup around the corner just next month, I believe we’ll achieve our goals. It’s a nice team.”
Having already participated in training with the team, he expressed his admiration for the squad, stating that Bendel Insurance is the team he has always wanted to play for.
“I was part of the training yesterday and it is cool. Bendel Insurance is the team I want to play for.” Obata confidently stated in the announcement video.
With the NPFL new season just around the corner, Bendel Insurance FC is gearing up for intense competition. Notably, the club will also be participating in the CAF Confederations Cup next month, adding to the excitement surrounding the team’s preparations.