In a thrilling turn of events, Benjamin Tanimu has been named Bendel Insurance’s Player of the Month for October, beating out tough competition from his teammates.
The 20-year-old defender secured an impressive 44.3 per cent of the fan votes, edging out midfielder Ezekiel Tamara who came in second with 30.5 per cent. Amas Obasogie and Paul Obata trailed behind with 20.1 per cent and 5.1 per cent, respectively.
Tanimu’s standout performances on the field have not gone unnoticed, with reports suggesting that he has caught the eye of Spanish side Lleida Esportiu. His stellar contributions to the team have also earned him recognition as one of the most promising talents in Nigerian football.
Despite the individual accolade, Bendel Insurance has been facing a challenging season, with a string of winless games in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). The team will be looking to turn their luck around as they prepare to face league leaders Lobi Stars in their upcoming matchday 11 fixture at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City this weekend.
Tanimu’s impressive form and potential transfer to a European club add an exciting layer to the team’s narrative, as they seek to regain their winning ways in the league.
The recognition of Tanimu as the Player of the Month serves as a testament to his dedication and skill on the field, and his influence on the team’s performance has not gone unnoticed by fans and football enthusiasts alike.
As Bendel Insurance continues to navigate the challenges of the current season, Tanimu’s award highlights the individual talent and collective effort of the team as they strive for success in the NPFL.