Edo Dynamos, Defenders Babes, Kada Queens, Safety Shooters and Lagos Seasiders all won their games yesterday at the ongoing Prudent Energy Handball League holding at Package B Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
The Edo Dynamos, who are currently in top form, defeated Benue Queens 30-27 to make it fifth victory in a row in the women category of the championship.
In the other fixtures, Defenders Babes overwhelmed Desert Queens 32-19 in a one-sided matchup, while Kano Pillars subdued Kada Stars 36-22, just as Kada Queens overpowered Plateau Peacocks 27-18.
In the male class, Safety Shooters whitewashed COAS Shooters 34-22, while Lagos Seasiders defeated Delta Force 30-24 in some of the fixtures played yesterday, as at press time.
Speaking on his team’s fifth straight win against Benue Queens, Coach Aaron Okogie described the duel as a tough one, adding that the other teams always raised the game when they meet his side.
“As I said after our first game, our ambition is to win the title. We have beaten most of the big teams, but some of the smaller teams are proving very difficult to play against.
“It’s like they get extra motivation when they want to play against us. So, we have to be at our best always,” he said, adding that with four matches remaining in the female category, that he would prepare his players psychologically and technically ready for the remaining fixtures of the league.