Edo FA hands AITEO Cup ticket to Insurance FC



Edo State Football Association (FA) has picked defending champions Bendel FC of Benin to represent the state in this year’s AITEO Cup .

The decision by Edo FA to the ticket to FC was announced in Benin on Wednesday after a ’ meeting.

Those in attendance at the meeting included members of the state FA leadership led by Roland Abu, of football clubs’ proprietors and coaches.

Abu, who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said the decision to the ticket to Bendel FC was unanimous among the .

He also said the had paid a solidarity visit to Insurance FC over the attack the club allegedly suffered recently at a league game in Ikenne, Ogun.

considered the psychological trauma and physical injuries Insurance FC suffered in the Remo attack and their capacity to the rest of us in the Edo football family adequate representation during the before arriving at our decision.

do not expect Insurance FC to hurriedly play at a time like this, when some of their players and officials are under medication.

“Our visit to you, coming after a week of the attack, doesn’t mean do not care about you.

“We want you to know that we are very concerned and worried that a big club like Remo Stars could descend to the level of barbarism and hooliganism in the 21st century.

“The barbaric act of Remo Stars is capable of bringing Nigeria’s football to disrepute if not checked,” Abu said.

He disclosed that the stakeholders condemned the attack and urged the league management to look into the matter.(NAN)