Kano Pillars, Safety Babes, Are King & Queen of Prudent Energy Handball Premier League Phase One in Abuja
The Prudent Energy Handball League phase one ended on Saturday at the Velodrome of the Abuja National Stadium with Kano Pillars and Safety Babes leading the men and women category of the league
In the matchday 12 games decided on the final day of the phase one, Kano Pillars consolidated their lead in the league as they defeated Plateau Vipers 26-22 to earn them 20 points while closest rivals, Safety Shooters defeated De. Defenders 35-29 to remain in second with 18 points, two points behind Kano Pillars.
Other games in the men category saw Lagos Seasiders victoriously winning Owena Kings 40-30 to be in fourth place with 16 points while Niger United showed more superior power over Bornu Spiders with a 40-23 scoreline.
COAS Shooters, meanwhile, ended the first phase of the league with an emphatic 30-24 win over Prison Key Boys while Sokoto Rima defeated Kada Stars 20-17.
In the women category, Safety Queens are the top queen of the women category as they defeated Imo Grasshoppers 39-33. The defeat reduced the points of the Owerri grasshoppers, who were hitherto in second, and pushed them to fourth position on the log.
Plateau Peacocks are second on the log with 15 points after a slim 26-25 win over Kada Queens while Edo Dynamos are third on the log with 14 points as they comfortably defeated Abia Valliants 34-19.
Meanwhile, Defender Babes had to dig deep before defeating Lagos Seasiders 32-27 while Owena Queens got their first victory of the league as they defeated Desert Queens 28-26.
The second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League will hold in Lagos later in the year.
Day 12 full results
Abia Valliants 19-34 Edo Dynamos
Lagos Seasiders 40-30 Owena Kings
Plateau Peacocks 26-25 Kada Queens
Niger United 40-23 Borno Spiders
Defenders Babes 32-27 Seasiders Babes
Desert Queens 26-28 Owena Queens
Imo grasshoppers 33-39 Safety Babes
COAS Shooters 30-24 Prison Key Boys
Kano Pillars 26 v 22 Plateau Vipers (11-8)
Sokoto Rima 20 v 17 Kada Stars
Safety Shooters 35v 29 DE Defenders