Bendel Insurance FC of Benin have been crowned champions of the Nigeria National League following a 2-1 win over Doma United on match-day three of the Super 4 tournament.

They needed at least a draw in the final match of the tournament to lift the title, after their closest challengers, El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, were beaten 2-0 by third-place Bayelsa United in their last match.

But Insurance got the job done with all three points, thanks to goals from Austin Ogunye and Ebenezer Odeyemi in either half.

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Ogunye opened score with a header before halftime, but Doma restored parity midway into the second half, before Odeyemi sealed the win with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Insurance finished the Super 4 with seven points from three matches to emerge winners, ahead of Bayelsa United and El Kanemi with four points respectively, while Doma finished fourth with a point.

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