Former Nigerian champions, Bendel Insurance, returned to the top flight Nigeria Professional Football League in style after emerging champions of the second tier Nigeria National League (NNL)
Insurance defeated Doma United 2-1 in their last match at the play offs decided in the Bayelsa State capital, Yenegoa.
Goals from experienced campaigners, Austin Ogunye and Ebenezer Odeyemi helped Insurance in the victory over Doma United.
Seven points in three matches took Insurance to the top of the four-team
The Benin-City based side defeated Bayelsa United 1-0 and played 1-1 draw with El-Kanemi Warriors, before Saturday’s victory over Doma United.
Host Bayesla United defeated El-Kanemi Warriors 2-0 to finish second.
The quartet will campaign in the NPFL next term
Bendel Insurance 1-0 Bayelaa United
Bendel Insurance 1-1 El-Kanemi Warriors
Bendel Insurance 2-1 Doma United