The 2023 Nigerian Professional Football League season started strongly as Bendel Insurance returned to the top flight after three years and seven months to defeat Akwa United 2-0 at home ground in Uyo, heralding a star in the making for the Arsenals of Benin. .

Thirty-five minutes was all it took for Bendel Insurance’s Imade Osenhenkhoe to open the scoring with the opening goal of the 2023 NPFL season when he latched on to a pass placed in the box and that set the tone for returnees from the league will be installed on your items.

Imade was part of the squad that helped the Benin team gain promotion last season from the NNL, although his small trial time with Wikki Tourist FC when the transfer window was open might have gone under the radar, but his exploits for the University from Benin (Uniben Royals) cannot be ignored.

Tall and seemingly lanky, after a 1-1 draw against University of Lagos (Unilag Marines) in Lagos in the inaugural Higher Institution Football League (HIFL) edition, Imade scored what was the decisive and only goal of the match back in Benin he will hand the Uniben Royals a place in the quarterfinals of the first university soccer league competition in Nigeria, a feat that remains in the history books of the competition.

Now on the Bendel Insurance payroll, Imade has already put himself in the season tally scoring the first NPFL goal for Bendel Insurance on his return after three years and seven months, the first NPFL goal for an away team this season and the first overall goal of the season. Surely, he is one to watch out for.

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