Lawrence Akpokona joins Insurance of Benin

After a torrid time in the National League, Insurance have employed a new coach to help the team escape relegation

After going through some hard times in the Nigeria National League, Insurance of Benin seem to be settling down and have employed a new coach in Lawrence Akpokona to turn around the fortunes of the team.

The Benin side started the season on a very bad note, losing games especially at home.

But the management of the team recognised the fact that the team must remain in the National League and they went for Akpokona after former coach Bright Omokaro resigned three weeks.

Akpokona will finally take over next week Monday and has also asked that former international Baldwin Bazuaye become his first assistant.

Akpokona told his plans for the team.

"Everything we are going to do from now on is to see how we can guide the team away from relegation.

"The situation is bad because the club has not been doing well in the League.  So the work will be to avoid relegation at the end of the season.

"I think it is possible because they have very good players who are ready to do their best in this present circumstance.

"Insurance is a club that must not be allowed to die. We must all join hands to first save the club from going on relegation and then from next season begin to fight for promotion to the Nigeria Premier League," Akpokona said.