Match day 3 of the ongoing second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League saw defending men’s champions Niger United underline their intention of defending their title with yet another victory at the Rowe Park Sports Center, venue of the tournament in Lagos.
The defending champions in the men’s category beat COAS Shooters 30-24 in a thriller that delighted the watching fans to move up to third on log.
Meanwhile, league leaders Kano Pillars defied the partisan support of the home crowd to defeat local favourites Lagos Seasiders 36-33 while Plateau Vipers scored a 30-26 win against Sokoto Rima.
De Defenders edged Owena Kings 28-24, Safety Shooters ruthlessly dispatched Prison Key Boys 34-16 in a one-sided encounter while Kada Stars earned a 29-23 victory over Bornu Spiders.
In the women’s category, Safety Babes extended their lead on the log with a straightforward 35-23 defeat of Desert Queens while home team Seasider Babes were no match for Abia Valliants who were crushed 31-19.
In other matches played on Monday, Kada Queens narrowly defeated Defender Babes 22-19, Owena Queens inflicted a merciless 24-5 drubbing on Imo Grasshoppers and in the result of the day, Edo Dynamos showed incredible mettle to defeat defending champions Plateau Peacocks 19-18 to move up to second place on the log.
Match Day 3 Results
COAS SHOOTERS 24-30 NIGER UNITED
KANO PILLARS 36-33 LAGOS SEASIDERS
SOKOTO RIMA 26-30 PLATEAU VIPERS
D:DEFENDERS 28-24 OWENA KINGS DESERT QUEENS 23-35 SAFETY BABES
SEASIDER BABES 31-19 ABIA VALIANTS
PRISONKEY BOYS 16-34 SAFETY SHOOTERS
BORNO SPIDERS 22-29 KADA STARS DEFENDER BABES 19-22 KADA QUEENS
OWENA QUEENS 5-24 IMO GRASSHOPPERS
PLATEAU PEACOCKS 18-19EDO DYNAMOS