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Prudent Energy Handball Premier League begins today in Abuja

By Samuel Ifetoye
20 October 2021   |   2:40 am
Safety Shooters and Adorable Angels will start the defence of the titles they won last year when the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League begins today at the Indoor Sports Hall...

Prudent Energy Handball Premier League .PHOTO: SUNDAY AKINLOLU

Safety Shooters and Adorable Angels will start the defence of the titles they won last year when the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League begins today at the Indoor Sports Hall, Package B of the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The championship, which will be on a round robin basis, is the only phase of the 2021 Handball Premier league, which begins today and ends on November 4.

Safety Shooters will take on Plateau Vipers in the opening game, while Lagos Seasiders will clash with D: Defenders, just as Confluence Stars will tackle former champions, Kano Pillars in the men’s category.

Other games are the duels between Kada Stars and COAS Shooters, Niger United versus newly promoted Police Machine, as well as the clash between Rima Strikers against another newcomer, Tojemarine Academy.

In the women category, defending champions, Adorable Angels, will take on Seasider Babes, Safety Babes will fight it out with Kada Queens, while also newly promoted Bayelsa Queens will try their strength against Imo Grasshoppers.

Other fixtures in the women class include, Defender Babes against Plateau Peacocks and Edo Dynamos against new entrant to topflight league, Confluence Queens.

Handball Federation of Nigeria President, Mr. Samuel Ocheho, said the aim of the league is to ensure that young players are unearthed and also given the platform to maximise their potential.

“The Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2021 will be better than previous seasons and for us as a federation, we thank Prudent Energy and Services for keeping faith with us for the past four years.

“This championship will afford us the opportunity to continue the discovery of new talents with great potential and help them to maximise it. We will not relent until we do so,” he stated.