Divine Nwachukwu joined Bendel Insurance from Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Adoration FC, where he helped the side finish 4th in the 2021/22 season.
The winger now midfielder, in his debut campaign in the top flight, has started every game for the Benin Arsenals this season. While speaking of his switch on getting to Insurance, he says helping the team achieve its goal is the ultimate thing.
“I have played as a midfielder in some games while at Adoration,” began Divine to aclsports.com.
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“So, when I got to Insurance and I was asked to play there, it wasn’t new to me. Besides, I also have to play to the coach’s instructions in other to help the team achieve its goal.
Despite Insurance’s unbeaten start to the 2022/23 season, Divine hopes his side will stay up and clinch a continental ticket at the end of the season.
“Our aim is to maintain our status and also end up with a place with the teams that will be representing Nigeria on the continent,” he stated.
Divine Nwachukwu delivers a sumptuous backheel to the path of Austin Ogunye – the forward wastes no time to release a shot at goal and it beats Kayode Bankole to make it THREE for Insurance – The Fans roarrrrrrr!
— Bendel Insurance FC Official (@BendelInsurance) January 28, 2023
While Ismael Sarki and Imade Osahenkhoe have stole the headlines by scoring the goals, the former junior international has worked tirelessly in midfield, winning duels and initiating attacks for Monday Odigie’s side.
On his side’s failure to beat Gombe United in their last NPFL game, Divine felt bad about it but wants his side to keep fighting until the end of the season.
“That’s football for you. It is good it happened the way it did. We feel a bit bad that we didn’t get the result we wanted but we have to keep fighting till the end of season. So many games are to be played and we have to get as much as possible points we can get.
Meanwhile, Bendel Insurance will face their biggest test yet when they travel to Ibadan to face Shooting Stars on match day 7 and Divine knows it will not be an easy game, having beaten Kwara United at the same ground some weeks back.
“We will be hoping to get something to take back home. Shooting stars is a very good side, but we need to have a positive attitude and mindset to perform in our best way to get something out of the game,” he concluded.
Insurance’s six-game unbeaten run will be put to test when they trade tackles with Shooting Stars at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Sunday.