AFTER eleven years in the lower league, Bendel Insurance Football Club Benin City, took a giant step towards a return to the top tier of Nigerian football, with a 2-1 victory over 3 SC Football Club.
Bendel Insurance Football Club, also known as Insurance of Benin Football Club, is a soccer club based in Benin City, Nigeria.
The club was one of the founders of the Nigerian Premier League in 1972.
They were originally known as the Vipers of Benin.Their venue Is, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium,which has a capacity of some 20,000.
Nigeria Premier League: 2
Nigerian FA Cup: 3
1972, 1978, 1980
CAF Cup: 1
West African Club Championship (UFOA Cup): 3
1993, 1994, 1995
African Cup of Champions Clubs: 2 appearances
1974: Second Round1980: Semi-Finals
CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
2005 – Second Round
CAF Cup: 1 appearance
1994 – Champion
CAF Cup Winners’ Cup: 2 appearances
1979 – Semi-Finals1982 – Second Round