Tuesday’s heavy downpour couldn’t put a dampener on proceedings as matchday 4 of the ongoing second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League holding at Rowe Park Sports Center, Yaba, Lagos went on without hitches.
In the women’s category, Imo Grasshoppers inspired by Adaobi Okoro’s virtuoso performance comfortably defeated Desert Queens 32-16 while defending champions Plateau Peacocks brushed aside Seasider Babes 26-20.
League leaders Safety Babes overcame Owena Babes 34-17, Kada Queens defeated Abia Valliants 36-23 while Edo Dynamos 29-28 triumphed in a game of wills against Defender Babes.
Ghana Police beat Desert Queens 29-14 in an exhibition game that will have no bearing on the league standings.
In the men’s category, De Defender had to dig deep to defeat Sokoto Rima 28-27, defending champions Niger United were 47-29 victors over Owena Kings, Safety Shooters defeated Borno Spiders 39-26 while COAS Shooters struggled to a narrow 29-28 win against Kada Stars.
League leaders Kano Pillars scored an emphatic 27-14 victory over Prison Key Boys while local favourites Lagos Seasiders defeated Plateau Vipers 25-22.
Mudashiru Abdumajeed of De Defenders and Hope Sunday of Plateau Peacocks were named Most Valuable Players of the the day in the men and women’s categories respectively.
Matchday 4 Results
De Defenders 28-27 Sokoto Rima
Imo Grasshopper 32-16 Desert Queens
Niger United 47-29 Owena Kings
Safety Shooters 39-26 Borno Spiders
COAS Shooters 29-28 Kada Stars
Plateau Peacocks 26-20 Seasiders Babes
Kano Pillars 27-14 Prison Key Boys
Safety Babes 34-17 Owena Queens
Kada Queens 36-23 Abia Valiants
Edo Dynamos 29-28 Defenders Babes