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Nigeria Premier Football League side, Bendel Insurance have debunked reports Monday Odigie has quit his position as head coach of the club.

Odigie was absent from training in the build-up to Friday’s 2-0 home win against Gombe United.

His assistant, Greg Ikhenoba took charge of the game against the Savannah Scorpions.


Rumours emerged after the game that Odigie has dumped the Benin Arsenals.

Insurance have now released an official statement to counter the report.

“This clarification has become necessary against the widespread rumour and malicious news reports trending on some social media platforms regarding the position of Coach Monday Odigie’s contract with the Insurers

“Monday Odigie is in touch with the Insurance management as has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Edo state Sports Commission Olympian Yusuf Alli and the Secretary of Bendel Insurance FC Charles Ihimekpen.

“It’s on record that Odigie informed the secretary of Bendel Insurance Mr Charles Ihimekpen and his assistant Coach Greg Ikhenoba about the urgent need for him to travel out of the state to attend to some pressing needs immediately Insurance returned from Jos, Plateau State on Monday.

“He charged his first assistant coach Greg Ikhenoba to take charge of the technical crew till his return,” the club said.

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