MindScope Teams Show Intent As National Division One Handball League Begins In Benin
By Ebube Dike
The Matchday One of the National Division One Handball League commenced on Saturday with matches decided at the Indoor Sports Hall, Etete, Benin City, Edo State.
Mindscope Academy showed their intent in the first match as they inflicted home team Edo Stars with a comprehensive 36-16 victory while Police Machine earned a comfortable 25-15 victory over Confluence Snappers.
Unity Boys of Abuja defeated Benue Buffaloes 29-18 while Tojemarine of Lagos didn’t sweat as they defeated Suleja Shooters of Niger 31-16
Kwara’s Adorable Stars defeated Gateway 30-21 while Correctional Boys thoroughly disciplined Rivers Bullet with a 23-13 victory.
Final match of the Male Category saw Owena Kings and Akwa Ibom play out an interesting match which ended in a 16-16 stalemate.
In the female category, Confluence Queens had dig deep as they defeated Bayelsa Queens 21-16 while Mindscope Academy struggled to ensured they got a vital 17-14 victory over Police Machine.
Abia Valliants’s quest for a return to the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League started on a sour note as they lost to Delta Force 24-21.
MATCH RESULTS FOR DAY 1 (10/7/2021)
Edo Stars 16
Confluence Snappers 15
Police Machine 25
Unity Boys 29
Benue Buffaloes 18
Suleja Shooters 16
Adorable Stars 30
Desert Warriors 23
Bayelsa United 18
Rivers Bullet 13
Correctional Boys 23
Owena Kings 16
Akwa Ibom 16
Bayelsa Queens 16
Confluence Queens 21
Police Machine 14
Delta Force 24
Abia Valiant 21
Match Day 2 Fixtures
Edo Stars Vs Suleja Shooters (M) -8am
Gallant Babes Vs Mindscope (F) 9am
Corrections Boys Vs Owena Kings (M) -10am
Desert Warrior Vs Team A/Ibom (M) -11am
Bayelsa Queens Vs Police Machine (F) -12pm
Mindscope Vs Snappers (M) -1pm
Tojemarine Vs Adorable Stars (M) -2pm
Unity Boys Vs Bayelsa United (M) -3pm
Benue Buffaloes Vs Rivers Bullet (M) -4pm
Police Machine Vs Gateway (M) -5pm
Abia Valiant Vs ConfluenceQueens (F) -6pm
Mindscope Vs Delta Force (F) -7pm
Corrections Boys Vs Team A/Ibom (M) -8pm
Snappers Vs Edo Stars (M) -9pm