There was palpable relief and a few smiles around the Indoor Sports Hall at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as Niger United lifted a grave weight off their shoulders by finally winning a match at the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020.
The former Africa Champions were on course to lose all their games having lost seven on the trot, but eventually rallied to reverse their fortunes with an excellent 35-25 victory over Plateau Vipers on Monday.
Other games in the men’s category saw Rima Strikers defeat Kada Stars 38-24 while COAS Shooters edged Confluence Stars 27-26.
Kano Pillars blew out Delta Force 30-15 and Safety Shooters defeated Bormo Spiders 22-17
In the women’s category, Adorable Angel bounded to the top of league standing with a 29-27 victory against Imo Grasshoppers while Plateau Peacocks saw off Seasiders Babes 31-35.
Meanwhile, Safety Babes triumphed in the Abuja Derby as they defeated Defender Babes 35-31.
Matchday 10 Results
Adorable Angels 29-27 Imo Grasshoppers
Plateau Peacocks 22-17 Seasider Babes
Defender Babes 31-35 Safety Babes
Kada Stars 24-38 Rima Strikers
Confluence Stars 26-27 COAS Shooters
Delta Force 15-30 Kano Pillars
Borno Spiders 19-28 Safety Shooters
Plateau Vipers 25-35 Niger United