Niger United made a winning start to their campaign in the maiden Prudent Energy Handball Premier League as they defeated Owena Kings 47-23 in the opener day at the Package B, National Stadium, Abuja on Friday.
In an indoor hall clash, Plateau Vipers bowed to Kada Stars 30-20 after Borno Spiders crumbled to Lagos Seasiders by a similar score, while COAS Shooters were humbled 33-27 by Kano Pillars in the late game of the day.
In the female category’s results, Imo Grasshoppers thrashed Katsina Queens 37-10, while Edo Dynamos overpowered Owewa Queens to claim a 33-13 win.
In an Outdoor tie, Seasider Babes crashed 32-22 to Plateau Peacocks before Safety Babes overcame Abia Valiants in the final women’s encounter in the opening day.
FULL DAY 1 RESULTS
Borno Spiders 20-30 Lagos Seasiders
Plateau Vipers 23-30 Kada Stars
Owena Kings 23-47 Niger United
D-Defenders 30-20 Sokoto Rima
COAS Shooters 27-33 Kano Pillars
Imo Grasshoppers 37-10 Katsina Queens
Owena Queens 13-33 Edo Dynamos
Seasider Babes 22-32 Plateau Peacocks
Abia Valiants 24-39 Safety Babes