The ongoing handball premier league at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja is producing more upsets as less fancied Borno Spiders stunned the respected Lagos Seasiders team 26-25 on matchday 3.
The result confirmed the league is getting competitive as teams continue to chase wins to gain relevance and prestige at the tournament.
For the women, in a clash of youth taking on experience, Defender Babes recorded their first win of the campaign. The ladies of the Nigeria Civil Defence, who lost their two previous matches, left no room for complacency in their clash against youthful Adorable Angels and went on to win 36-33.
In other results of the women category of the league, Seasiders Babes comfortable defeated Desert Queens 23-16 while Edo Dynamos showed superiority over Imo Grasshoppers, recording a 18-15 win.
In the match between two champions, defending champions Safety Babes were purposeful as they defeated former champions, Plateau Peacocks 22-20.
In the men’s category, Kano Pillars bounced back to winning ways, punishing COAS Shooters 31-21 while De Defenders defeated Rima Strikers 29-22.
After two losses, Plateau Vipers recorded their first win of the campaign after defeating Kada Stars 23-19.
De Defenders Abudulmojeeb Mudashiru and Ada Okey of Safety Babes received the most valuable player awards for matchday 3.
Match Day 3 Results
Adorable Angels 33 Defender Babes 36
Desert Queens 16 Seasider Babes 23
Edo Dynamos 18 Imo Grasshoppers 15
Plateau Peacocks 20 Safety Babes 22
Borno Spiders 26 Lagos Seasiders 25
Kada Stars 19 Plateau Vipers 23
De Defenders 29 Rima Strikers 22
Kano Pillars 31 COAS Shooters 21