Bendel Insurance of Benin started their campaign in the Nigeria National League Super 8 on a good note as they walloped Delta Force 3-0 at Aba International stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Insurance scored two goals in the early minutes of the encounter through Charles Omokaro and Emeka Enewuna.
Delta Force pressed high up the pitch to reduce the tally but they were held back by Insurance defenders.
Uduka Eze of Delta Force was sent off in the second stanza before Emmanuel Nwangbonje added the third goal and ensured an emphatic win for the Benin side.
Insurance will face Remo Stars in the Day 2 of the competition while Delta Force take on Shooting Stars.