Kano Pillars, Safety Babes clinch top at Prudent Energy Handball Premier League (first phase) in Abuja
Kano Pillars and Safety Babes of Abuja finished top of the men's and women's category at the end of the first phase of the 2019 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League in Abuja.
Kano pillars maintained the summit of the men's event on 20 points from 11 games played. Their only loss was to De Defenders of Abuja where they slipped 18-19 points. Safety Shooters of
Abuja came 2nd, 2 points behind leaders and a point ahead of 3rd placed De Defenders who are on 17 points.
Safety Babes of Abuja topped the women's category on 16 points from 8 matches played, one point ahead of reigning champions Plateau Peacocks then followed by Edo Dynamos who are 3rd on 14 points.
In addition, the motivation and constant willingness to win was as a result of Insurance which was avail to Coaches, Player's at the second edition.
Former President, Handball Federation of Nigeria and former Vice President of the Confederation of African Handball Dr. Lanre Gloval applauded the current board of the federation for taking the game of handball in the country to the next level.
Dr. Lanre added that the future of handball in the country is bright.
President Handball Federation of Nigeria Sam Ocheho expressed satisfaction with the level of the game.
Ocheho went further to commend the players and officials for their technicalities and he assured that the 2nd face in Lagos will be more fantastic.
Reacting to the commendation by Dr. Lanre, Ocheho said he would be glad to more in order to get more that stamp of trust while explaining to election matters, "I want to do more as i focus on my plans for Handball but the electorate will decide" he told.
The national handball team are expected to start camping today and will leave for Georgia soon. Also preparations for the U-21 World cup, U-19 world cup and women's nations cup is underway.
The 2nd phase of he league is slated for October in Lagos later this year.
Nevertheless, the two weeks intensive games has witnessed a massive turnout from all works of life including dancing, live coverage, commentary etctera.
In conclusion, the game which has revived will pave way for more upcoming talents that will definitively replace the ageing ones.