Dominant Kano Pillars, Safety Babes Unbeaten As 2022 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League Phase 1 Ends In Abuja
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By Ebube Dike
Defending champions in the male category, Kano Pillars are certainly deserving of the top spot of the league as they produced inspiring performances to end the phase one of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 on Thursday undefeated after 11 matches
The defending champion ensured they come out top with an outstanding 40-33 victory over Lagos Seasiders Boys to be the king of the phase 1 of the league with 33 points
In other results in the men category, Rima Strikers ended the first phase on fifth position with 23 points as they defeated Owena Kings 36-24 while De Defenders had to dig deep to get a slim 25-24 win over Police Machine to finish 8th with 21 points.
Tojemarine ended the phase one on a winning note as they edged Benue Buffaloes 37-31 which puts them on 6th position with 22 points, one point higher than fellow Lagos team, Seasider Boys who are on 7th.
Safety Shooters are back to the second position after defeating Niger United 26-23 on the last day of the matches.
In the women category, defending champions, Safety Babes had a perfect finish to the Phase 1 as they defeated Plateau Peacocks 32-28 which ensured that they won all their matches to top the league table with 27 points from nine matches while Imo Grasshoppers and Bendel Dynamos played out a 21-21 draw.
Debutant Rima Queens finish the phase 1 on second position after they defeated Seasider Babes with an emphatic 32-18 victory while Defender Babes are third as they ended the first phase with style with a huge 40-26 victory over Adorable Angels of Ilorin.
The second phase and concluding instalment of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 will hold in Lagos later in the year wherein the league winners will be crowned in both the Male and Female Categories respectively.
Below are matchday 11 results from both categories
Kada Queens 00-10 Benue Queens W/O.
Imo Grasshoppers 21-21 Bendel Dynamos
Rima Queens 32-18 Seasider Babes
Plateau Peacocks 28-32 Safety Babes
Adorable Angels 26-40 Defender Babes
Rima Strikers 36-24 Owena Kings
Kada Stars 00-10 Confluence Stars (W/O).
D:Defenders 25-24 Police Machine
Benue Buffaloes 31-37 Tojemarine Academy
Kano Pillars 40-33 Seasiders Lagos
Safety Shooters 26-22 Niger United