The management of Nigeria Professional Football League side Bendel Insurance says the club’s newly unveiled temperature-regulated will be available in outlets and online stores for N20,000.

After the opening game of the season last Sunday, the club returned home to a ceremony on Wednesday to launch their season’s jersey along with their female counterparts in the NWFL, Edo Queens.

The home, away and neutral jerseys were unveiled by the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu.

Buoyed by the joy of watching their team return to the NPFL and making a perfect start to life on television, some fans of the club have expressed their desire to get replicas of the kits.

One of them, David Alabi, who spoke with our correspondent, said, “We are ready to buy because of the joy of seeing our club return to the NPFL.”

Senior Special Assistant to the Edo State Governor on Sports, Sixtus Omokhagbon, told The PUNCH that the replica kits would be on sale at the Samuel Ogbemudiau Stadium in Benin City, ahead of their first home game of the season against Plateau United next Wednesday.

“what we have done is to set up a merchandise shop at the stadium and also on online shops, where you can order and get it delivered to you.

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“At the moment, a lot of corporate organisations are coming to buy in numbers. So, we are setting up the place within the week so that before our next home match, people can come in and buy.

“The idea of merchandising is to be able to raise funds for the team. Like the Deputy Governor said, the two coaster buses were bought from the sale of jerseys last season. The cost price of producing it from Switzerland is N13,000, so we sell for N20,000.

“And also, the Governor (Godwin Obaseki) bought his own, all the commissioners, special advisers, permanent secretaries, including me as an SSA. So, there is a fixed range of price for everyone in government circle to be able to drive the funds for the team,” Omokhagbon said.

He added that the club opted for a foreign producer as local manufacturers were yet to start applying the temperature regulation technology.

The Benin Arsenal are back in the NPFL after they were relegated in the 2019 season, and they returned in style, thanks to two first half goals from Imade Osarenkhoe and Sarki Ismael, twhich earned them a stunning 2-0 win over former champions Akwa United in Uyo on match-day one.

Their next game is at home against last season’s runners-up, Plateau United, on Wednesday.

By Vision

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