Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri whip Owena Queens of Akure 39-11 at the ongoing 2019 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League. Imo Grasshoppers took control of both halves as they led Owena Quens 22-4 in the first half. Owena managed to score seven goals in the second half while Imo Grasshoppers scored 17 goals in the second half.
Stella Ndudi told www.aclsports.com that she will leave no stone upturned during the first phase. She said, “This is a strong warning to my opponents; expect more of this in the coming days”.
Safety Shooters male handball team beat Prison Key Boys 49-27 in an entertaining match. Safety Shooters took advantage of the shaky defence of the Prison Key Boys leading 26-3 in the first half.
Safety Babes pummelled Desert Queens of Katsina 43-20 in grand style. Nigeria senior team player, Ada Okey unleashed hell on the Kastina based team.
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Meanwhile, Kano Pillars male handball team on Tuesday in Abuja beat the Seasiders of Lagos 38-27. Kano Pillars were totally in control of the game, leading 16-11 by the break before going full throttle to close the game.
Solomon Yola, the coach of Kano Pillars, expressed delight at the performance of his players for winning their game.
“It was a very good match and we played well. The Lagos team is a very good side also. But we thank God for the victory and I’m happy with the result.
“We will be playing against the Nigerian Army team on Wednesday. Every team here is good, but all I know is that my team is very well prepared and ready for this competition.’’
Agboola Shittu, the Seasiders coach, said his team lost because they were not prepared for the game, adding that his players were match-rusty.
“Kano Pillars are one of the favourites at this competition. My players tried their best, but they could not defeat them.
“Our team was a little bit unprepared. But, nevertheless, we know that as times goes on, we will be able to groom them more to face competitions of this nature.
“We have a lot of national team players. So, we will know what to do next time. Fitness has been a major challenge for us, but we are looking forward in working on that.
In another male competition game played, Kada Stars of Kaduna defeated Borno Spiders of Maiduguri 38-31.
Plateau Peacocks female handball club of Jos on Tuesday drew 18-18 with Edo Dynamos of Benin (Left) at the ongoing Prudent Energy Handball Premier League in Abuja.
Both teams gave a good account of themselves from the beginning till the end of the game.
They were locked at 6-6 by the end of the first half, but both sides scored 12 goals each in the second half.
Speaking on their performance, Coach Aaron Okojie of Edo Dynamos said his team played against a tough team as the Plateau Peacocks are the league’s defending champions.
“They are alongside our team one of the two best teams in the female category, and we gave them a tough time because my players were not ready to lose their first match in the league.
“Our opponents gave their best, but they were unable to defeat us.
Joy Dangana rescued Defenders Babes from defeat as she scored a loss time goal to hold Kada Queen 21-21. Defenders Babes led in the first half 11-6 but were unable to maintain the lead after 60 minutes.
De Defenders beat Owena Kings 36-21 while Plateau Vipers defeated Sokoto Rima 25-19.