Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has congratulated Bendel Insurance goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie on his invitation to the Super Eagles.
Obasogie was given a late invitation to join the Super Eagles for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, taking the place of Udinese goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, who pulled out due to injury.
The State Governor in his congratulatory post on his X handle described Obasogie as one of the best shot-stoppers in the Nigeria Professional Football League as he wished the player success.
He wrote: “Hearty congratulations to our own dear Bendel Insurance goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie, on your 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, you are 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.
“You have continued to give an excellent account of yourself, showcasing your prowess, exceptional talent, and the indomitable Edo spirit; putting the State on the global map for good.
“Amas, you call up 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. You are the second Bendel Insurance player to be called up to the national team in a space of one year.
“We are proud of your accomplishments and genius and wish you success in this new and exciting chapter of your football career, even as we are confident that you will continue to shine and bring more laurels and glory to the State and Nigeria.”