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Pillars, Safety set to defend titles as Prudent Energy handball tourney begins

By Samuel Ifetoye
23 May 2022   |   2:07 am
Defending champions, Kano Pillars and Safety Babes, will today begin their titles defence in the men and women categories of the 2022 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League Phase One at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

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Defending champions, Kano Pillars and Safety Babes, will today begin their titles defence in the men and women categories of the 2022 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League Phase One at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Day one fixtures will see Benue Buffaloes take on Lagos Seasiders, while Police Machine will battle with titleholders, Kano Pillars in the second match, just as Confluence Stars will try their strength against Tojemarine in the men’s category.

In the other fixtures, former champions, Niger United will meet Kada Stars, Defenders will clash with Rima Strikers, while Safety Shooters will battle with Owena Kings.

In the Women’s class, Kada Queens will face Defender Babes in the opening fixture, Rima Queens will take on Edo Dynamos, while Seasider Babes will take on defending champions, Safety Babes.

Old horse, Imo Grasshoppers will begin the competition against Benue Queens, Adorable Angels will text their might against Plateau Peacocks in the last fixture in the women’s category.

Today’s matches will begin by 7.00 a.m. at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Package B and the Velodrome at the Package A side of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Yesterday, teams’ officials, coaches, referees converged on the stadium to attend seminars, technical meetings and other matters relating to the championship.

According to the organisers, all games will be streamed live on YouTube, Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) TV on Facebook and handballnigeria on Instagram.