Nigeria National League Champions, Bendel Insurance has stunned Akwa United 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.
The Benin Arsenal claimed the win after a competent and confident showing against the new-look Promise Keepers in Uyo.
Bendel Insurance took the lead in the game after 37 minutes from Imade Osehenkhoe to tap into the net from close range.
The visitors doubled their advantage only six minutes later in fortuitous circumstances. Akwa United goalkeeper Godgift Elkanah gifted Ismael Seriki a goal after he flapped a corner onto the Bendel Insurance forward’s knee into the back of the net.
The opening fixture was reflected back to 2021 opening day fixture when newly-promoted Remo Stars defeated fellow South-Western side MFM FC away from home.