Defending champions in the women’s category, Plateau Peacocks got their Prudent Energy Handball Premier League title defence to a faltering start with an 18-18 draw with Edo Dynamos on the opening day of action at the Abuja National Stadium.
In other matches decided on Tuesday in the women’s category, Imo Grasshoppers were ruthless in a one-sided 39-11 victory over Owens Queens while Safety Babes saw off Desert Queens 43-20. The match between Defender Babes and Kada Queens ended in a 21-21 draw while Seasiders Babes were awarded a walkover victory over Abia Valiants who were late in arriving at the match venue.
In the men category, Kada Stars defeated Bornu Spiders 38-31 while Kano Pillars dispatched Lagos Seasiders 38-27. De Defenders scored a comfortable 36-21 victory over Owena Kings while Safety Shooters shot down Prison Key Boys 47-27.
Plateau Vipers sealed a 25-19 win against Sokoto Rima while defending champions Niger United scored a walkover victory over COAS Shooters who were penalised for arriving two hours after throw off time.
Match Day 1 Results
Kada Stars 38 v 31 Borno Spiders
Imo grasshoppers 39 v 11 Owena Queens
Edo Dynamos 18 v 18 Plateau Peacocks
Kano Pillars 38 v 27 Lagos Seasiders 27
De Defenders 36 v 21 Owena Kings
Safety Babes 43 v 20 Desert Queens
Defenders Babes 21 v 21 Kada Queens
Safety Shooters 49 v 27 Prison Key Boys
Plateau Vipers 25-19 Sokoto Rima
COAS Shooters v Niger United (W/O)
Seasiders Babes v Abia Valliants (W/O)
Match Day 2 Fixtures
KADA STARS vs DE DEFENDERS
KANO PILLARS vs COAS SHOOTERS
PLATEAU PEACOCKS vs DEFENDER BABES OWENA QUEENS vs SEASIDER BABES
NIGER UNITED vs PLATEAU VIPERS
BORNO SPIDERS vs SOKOTO RIMA
PRISON KEY BOYS vs LAGOS SEASIDERS
ABIA VALIANTS vs SAFETY BABES
DESERT QUEENS vs EDO DYNAMOS
OWENA KINGS-SAFETY SHOOTERS
IMO GRASSHOPPERS vs KADA QUEENS