Matchday 6 of the second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League proved to be a day for the underdogs as Prison Key Boys without a win in the league and Owena Kings yet to win a game in the second phase, both picked up victories on Thursday.
Borno Spiders earned the unwanted distinction as the only team to have lost to the Nigeria Prison backed Prison Key Boys in a 28-30 loss on the courts of the Rowe Park Sports Center. Prison Key Boys, however, still maintain their position at the bottom of the league.
In a similar vein, Owena Kings earned just their second win in the league and their first in the second phase with a 29-26 victory against Plateau Vipers.
In other matches in the men’s category, De Defender triumphed 37-31 over COAS Shooters, Kano Pillars kept their place at the summit with a straightforward 26-14 defeat of Sokoto Rima, defending champions Niger United didn’t need too much to brush aside Kada Stars 29-19 while Safety Shooters remain in second place on goals difference despite their 25-24 to local team Lagos Seasiders.
In the women’s category, Kada Queens swept to a 37-30 victory against Owena Queens, defending champions Plateau Peacocks remain on course to defend their title with a 27-16 defeat of Abia Valiants while Ghana Police saw off Defender Babes 36-29 in an exhibition game that has no impact on the league standings.
Akinseye Samuel and Ameh Ikoh – Ojo were named the Most Valuable Players for Matchday 6 in the men and women’s categories respectively.
Matches resume on Saturday.
Matchday 6 Results
BORNO SPIDERS 28-30 PRISON KEY BOYS
D:DEFENDERS 37-31 COAS SHOOTERS
OWENA QUEENS 30-37 KADA QUEENS
PLATEAU PEACOCKS 27-16 ABIA VALIANTS
OWENA KINGS 29-26 PLATEAU VIPERS
KANO PILLARS 26-14 SOKOTO RIMA
GHANA POLICE 36-29 DEFENDER BABES
NIGER UNITED 29-19 KADA STARS
LAGOS SEASIDERS 25-24 SAFETY SHOOTERS