The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Bendel Insurance Goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie, on his call-up to the Super Eagles ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
The 23-year-old Obasogie was called up by the Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro to replace Maduka Okoye. He will compete with Francis Uzoho (Omonia Nicosia) and Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba) for a starting shirt in the November internationals.
In a statement, Obaseki said, “I heartily congratulate our own dear Bendel Insurance Goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie, on his call-up to the national team, the Super Eagles ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
“With great agility, resilience, and excellent command in the air, Obasogie is unarguably one of the best shot-stoppers in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with an outstanding record of six clean sheets in seven matches this season and an impressive run which saw Bendel Insurance sustain a 26-game unbeaten streak last season.
“He has continued to give an excellent account of himself, showcasing his prowess, exceptional talent, and the indomitable Edo spirit, putting the State on the global map for good.
“This is indeed another win for our sustained investment in the Sports sector in Edo, with a keen focus on returning Bendel Insurance to its rightful place as a home for national team players. He is the second Bendel Insurance player to be called up to the national team in a space of one year.
“We are proud of his accomplishments and genius and wish him success in this new and exciting chapter of his football career even as we are confident that he will continue to shine and bring more laurels and glory to the Statea nd Nigeria.”