Handball League: Niger United, Seasiders in final battle for title

Handball League: Niger United, Seasiders in final battle for title

Lagos Seasiders have made a final push for the Prudent Energy Handball League title alongside table toppers, Niger United following Friday’s win.

The Lagos based club leapfrogged Safety Shooters to second position, a point behind leaders, Niger United as they defeated Sokoto Rima 28-26 in a tension soaked match on matchday 10.

Safety Shooters meanwhile faltered as they unexpectedly drew their match with Kada Stars 27-27 while Niger United continued their fine run of form defeating bottom placed Prison Key Boys 37-29.

Kano Pillars comfortably outscored Plateau Vipers 30-21 while Bornu Spiders defeated Owena Kings 22-16. De Defenders then defeated COAS Shooters 20-18.

In the women’s league games on Friday, Plateau Peacocks continued their push to the league title as they defeated Abia Valliants 31-24 while Safety Babes are just a point behind Peacocks as they defeated Desert Queens 23-14.

Seasiders Babes lost to Edo Dynamos 27-26 while Kada Queens humbled Owena Queens defeating them 36-23 victory.

Finally, Imo Grasshoppers struggled but eventually defeated Defender Babes 24-23.

At the end of matchday 10, Abia Valliant’s Tina Atansi was named Most Valuable Player of the Day alongside Jamilu Ibrahim of Bornu Spiders despite her team losing to Plateau Peacocks.

They were both rewarded with a cash prize of =N=10,000 and a plaque for their outstanding performance on the day.

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