Handball League: Niger United record second win

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Niger United male handball club on Wednesday recorded their second win at the on-going Prudent Energy Handball Premier League in Abuja by beating Delta Force of Asaba 34-25.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the match at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Niger United played well from the first half and duly led 18-13 at the break.

NAN reports that Niger United had secured their first win in the competition against Plateau Vipers 35-25 on Monday, after they had earlier lost  seven games.

Speaking after Wednesday’s match, the coach of Niger United, Yekini Adegbayo, said he was happy his team won their ninth game at the competition.

“My players tried their best and they played to instructions and this yielded for us a good result. So, we will work hard to win our remaining two matches,” he said.

Speaking also, the coach of Delta Force, Theodore Iyoger, said she was happy with the performance of her players even though they lost their game.

She said her players lost their game due to fatigue, adding that most of them were injured.

“This  is  our first time of participating in the premier league and my players need to have much experience to beat their opponents.

“We have a result that is not too bad here, after having played nine matches so far and winning two of them, with two still to be played.

“But we need to work more on the players and see if they can win one or two in the remaining matches, ” she said.

Niger United will square up against Kada Stars of Kaduna on Thursday while Delta Force will take on Rima strikers the same day.

In other matches played in the league’s male category on Wednesday, Plateau Vipers lost 29-33 to D:Defender.

Confluence Stars also lost to Safety Shooters 23-29, while Rima Strikers defeated COAS Shooters 40–31.

NAN reports that 12 teams are participating in the league’s male category, while 10 teams are featuring in the female category, with the league drawing to a close on Saturday. (NAN)

– Nov. 11, 2020 @ 18:15 GMT |

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