Stage set for inaugural ARIAN Cup final

Stage set for inaugural ARIAN Cup final
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The Organizing Committee of ARIAN Cup

AXA Mansard will on Saturday face Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC in the final match of the maiden edition of the ARIAN Cup, a football competition put together for insurance firms by the Association of Registered Insurance Agents of Nigeria (ARIAN.

The programme for the event was unfolded by the organising committee at the ARIAN House on Tuesday.  The competition holding at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre sports centre in Oshodi had seen seven out of the 35 firms participating.

The seven teams were drawn into two pools in which one had three teams and the other comprising. The competition opened on May 14 with three matches.

AXA Mansard beat Universal Insurance 2-0, while Zenith Insurance fell 1-2 to Tangerine Life. In the third match, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance fell 1-0 to AIICO Insurance.

In the next set of matches, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance lost their second match, 3-1 to Mutual benefits Assurance while AXA Mansard and Tangerine Life battled to a 2-2 draw. Zenith Insurance recovered from their earlier loss by beating Universal Insurance 2-0.

Next was the barren draw outing of AIICO Insurance and Mutual Benefits Assurance before the semi-finals encounters of  AXA Mansard versus AIICO Insurance and that of Mutual Benefits Assurance facing Tangerine Life.

The first semi final match finished 1-1 after extra time and had to be decided by penalty shoot-out which AXA won by 4-3.  The other semi-final match was equally crunchy. But Mutual Benefits beat Tangerine Life 1-0.

AIICO Insurance will therefore face Tangerine Life in the third place match ahead of the final encounter of AXA Mansard and Mutual Benefits Assurance.

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