Monday Odigie dismisses talk of his team's unbeaten record

Published on: 18 April 2023

Bendel Insurance's Coach, Monday Odigie would rather not be distracted by the talks of his team going on unbeaten run this season, reports.

Odigie was speaking in the aftermath of their 1-1 draw against Remo Stars in the Nigeria Premier Football League match day 14 fixture at the Remo Stars Stadium on Sunday.

The Benin Arsenals maintained their record of not losing a game thus far this season, but the Coach of the Edo side would rather focus on putting the work to achieve the goals of the team.

“I am not a coach who works by expectations, I just try to do my job the best way I can,” Odigie said after the game, as reported by ACL Sports.

“Yes, Bendel Insurance just came in from the lower division, so, if the team doesn’t fight, we might not be able to sustain being in the NPFL. What we will just do is try to fight for every game we get to play, and go back to correct our mistakes and that’s just the game of football."

Odigie played down any notion of invincibility in the team, stating that the story may not be the case if teams had taken their chances against them.

"I don’t even know what is going on around whether something called unbeaten because that's not the issue. We have faced very good sides and if they had taken all their chances, results won’t be the same and that’s just it."


By Uche Dozie