Tojemarine Academy Crowned Champions of 2021 National Division One Handball League
By Our Reporter
Tojemarine Academy are the champions of the National Division One Handball League as the second tier Handball League ended in Benin City, Edo State on Friday.
The Lagos based handball academy cum club had to hold their own to defeat a resilient Police Machine side 20-19 to be crowned the winner of the National Division One League.
Both side had earlier gained promotion to the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League after a dramatic semi final tie against their opponent.
Tojemarine defeated Correctional Boys 26-24 while Police Machine stopped the onslaught of Owena Kings of Akure with 34-32 victory in the semi final.
It was no contest in the third place match decided before the final Correctional Boys comfortably defeated Owena Kings 25-12 to take the bronze medals.
In the women category, Bayelsa Queens and Confluence Queens qualified for the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League after coming first and second respectively in the National Division One League standings.
Correctional Boys 24
Owena Kings 32
Police Machine 34
3rd Place Match – Men Corrections Boys 25
Owena Kings 12
Police Machine 19
HIGHEST GOAL SCORER CATEGORY PLAYER
Chinaemerem Ahamefula of Abia Valiants 42 goals
Mohammed Hassan of Police Machine 63 goals
BEST GOAL KEEPER CATEGORY PLAYER
Elizabeth Otodo – Jersey No. 12 of Bayelsa
Mukaila Fuad – Jersey No. 1 of Tojemarine
MVP CATEGORY PLAYER
WOMEN Inikpi Aruwa (Confluence Queens)
Kuti Korede of Tojemarine
FAIR PLAY TEAM CATEGORY TEAM WOMEN