Lagos Seasiders, Borno Spiders, Edo Dynamos and Plateau Peacocks recorded their first wins of the ongoing Prudent Energy Handball League in Abuja.
Rejuvenated Lagos Seasiders defeated Prison Key 42-21 after losing to Kano Pillars in their first match.
Seasiders led by 24-10 in the first half of the game, thanks to the saves of third choice goalkeeper and U18 player, Sani Bature.
The introduction of Hakeem Salami, Ibrahim Dikko, Ibrahim Owolabi, Shola Adelakun, Ibinate Ekpodio and Owolabi Yahaya changed the game in the second half.
Maiduguri based Borno Spiders gave a good account of themselves after they beat Sokoto Rima 33-29.
Coach Ameh Owoicho Spiders’ took all their chances in the first half and led by 5 goals (16-11) after series of efforts from the Sokoto Rima players.
Kano Pillars continued their unbeaten run on Wednesday after beating stubborn COAS Shooters 29-21.
The first half of the game was highly intensed as both teams took their chances but Kano Pillars managed to lead by 2 goals (12-10).
Emmanuel Don Adigwe, Aminu Adamu, Jamilu Adamu and Charles Offorma made the difference for Kano Pillars.
Safety Shooters were too hot for Owena King as they won 46-26, a 20 goals difference. Owena Kings were in their top form of the game during the first five minutes but could not maintain the tempo.
New signings, Abdullahi Danlami, Gbenga Cole and Abdullahi Atabo cement their place in the Safety Shooters team securing 6 goal lead (16-10)
Abdullahi Danlami dictated the pace of the game and the experience of Samuel Jemiseye and Tope Akande won the game for Bala Mohammed led team.
Niger United began their quest to defend their title, pummelling Plateau Vipers 41-20. Niger United who were unavailable for match day 1 against COAS Shooters went all out to humbled Vipers.
Niger led in the first half by 19-12, all thanks to National U21 player, Anas Mohammed and Emeka Emmanuel.
De Defenders condemned Kada Stars to their first defeat of the league winning 29-24.
In the female matches, Imo grasshoppers won their second consecutive match of the league beating Kada Queens 27-24. Kada Queens showed determination against Imo grasshoppers but could not translate it to goals.
Meanwhile, Edo Dynamos ran riot on Desert Queens winning by 36-19. Coach Aaron Okojie led in the first half by 19-11 but pummelled the Kastina based team in the second half.
Defending champion, Plateau Peacocks surprisingly defeated Defenders Babes by 27-20. The first half was a tight one as Plateau Peacocks led by 2 goals (11-9); goalkeeper Toyin Yusuf rescued the Jos based team from recording her second draw of the league.
Despite losing key players, Seasiders Babes convincingly defeated Owena Queens by 41-21. The spectators expected Owena Queens to record her first win against a depleted Lagos female team, but Seasiders Babes filled with U18 players shocked the spectators after the end of the game.