The NPFL match of the day between Enyimba and Bendel Insurance lived up to its pre-match hype, with Imade Osarenkhoe the difference maker again.
Osarenkhoe secured a point for the Group A leaders following a share of the spoils in Aba after Insurance held Enyimba to a 1-1 draw on Sunday evening.
In what was a week 10 encounter between the two NPFL giants in Group A, two of the league's top scorers, Chukwuemeka Obioma and Osarenkhoe were on target again.
Osarenkhoe denies Enyimba NPFL revenge
Ahead of the encounter earlier today, the host Enyimba were looking for revenge after Bendel Insurance defeated them by a lone goal in the reverse fixture.
The People's Elephant started on a positive note when Obioma's 44th minute penalty put them 1-0 up at the break.
In the second half, the visitors were much-improved as they searched for the equaliser which proved elusive until late on.
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Obioma in February scored five goals in five matches to overtake Imade Osarenkhoe as the NPFL's top scorer.
With nine minutes left on the clock, Insurance talisman Osarenkhoe produced a moment of brilliance to draw the Benin Arsenal level with a stunning strike.
It was no less than Insurance deserved but Enyimba thought they had a chance to restore their lead via another penalty in added time but their appeal fell on deaf ears.
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Enyimba who beyond being Nigeria's record champion, are two-time CAF Champions League winners, will be one of the 24 teams to play in the ASL.
What the result means
Insurance held on for a share of the spoils that sees them maintain their unbeaten run at the top of the table and seven point lead over Enyimba, who remain second.
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