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Handball Premier League: Defending Champions Falter On Opening Day

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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

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