In an emotionally charged statement released Monday evening, Benjamin Tanimu expressed profound gratitude and bid farewell to Bendel Insurance Football Club, marking the end of a chapter in his career that spanned over five years and six months, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
Tanimu, who recently joined Ihefu Sports Club, appreciated those close to him for their time while he was in Nigeria.
Tanimu’s tenure with Bendel Insurance FC was filled with notable highs and lows, from battling relegation to celebrating promotions and successes. In his farewell statement, he reminisced about the collective struggles and triumphs that bonded the team and prevailed through varying seasons of agony and joy.
He expressed special appreciation to his family for their foundational support and to the management of Bendel Insurance FC, including the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, for their exceptional leadership and fatherly guidance. Tanimu also acknowledged his teammates, the technical crew, and the supporters club and fans for their support over the years.
“To the management, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu — your fatherly role to many of us is unmatched, thank you for all you do. Special thanks to Mama Bendel, Sabina Chikere, my able Secretary (capacity Chico), Mr. Olubayo Charles, the medical team, the media team, the welfare department and others.
“To all my teammates, you guys are great brothers from another mother — from the Captain, Maurice Prince, Efe Enabulele, Amas Obasogie, my partner in the heart of the defence, Sunday Anyanwu, Sarki, Zaidu, my media representative, Adeleke Ayoola and others I can’t mention because of space, I love you all.
“To a father for all, Coach Monday Odigie, your fatherly role as our coach is appreciated. Coach Greg, Coach Afeso, Coach Seyi, Coach Charles Omokaro and other members of the technical crew, thank you all for all you do,” the statement read.
Tanimu made his debut with Ihefu Sports Club was nothing short of spectacular, as he played a crucial role in securing a 3-2 away victory over Mtibwa Sugar on match day 15 of the Tanzania Ligi Kuu Bara 2023/2024 season. His immediate impact on the field and seamless integration into the team’s starting lineup beacons the beginning of a promising new chapter in his career.