Benin Arsenal, Bendel Insurance has regained their Nigerian Professional Football League(NPFL) status after an eleven-year hiatus.
The Benin based team defeated Shooting Stars Sports Club(3SC) of Ibadan 1-0 at the Nigerian National League(NNL) Super 8 to seal their promotion.
Insurance defeated 3SC courtesy of a Charles Omokaro goal.
They led the charts with 9 points, and scored 5 goals without conceding in the three games they played in Aba.
Other teams who gained promotion are Remo Stars, Kada City and Gombe United.
Insurance Chief Coach, Monday Odigie expressed satisfaction and happiness with his team’s historical return to the NPFL.
The team also known as the Vipers will play their home games at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin and are expected to bring the flavour of local football back to a city that loves the game.