May 19, 2024

Niger United Suffer Defeat On Day 9 of Ardova Handball Premier League 2023

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By Sportsgister

Niger United’s quest to finish strong as the winner of the Ardova Handball Premier League 2023 suffered a set back as they lost to Rima Strikers on day 9 of the second phase ongoing in Lagos.


The 2018 league champion met a determined Rima Strikers who have taken bigger scalps such as Kano Pillars, Safety Shooters and Tojemarine Academy and lost 31-30.


Coach Adebayo Yekini who spoke to HFN TV thereafter, attributed the loss to fatigue even when praising his boys for playing to instruction which ensured they came from a 6 goal down to lose with one point.


Other games in the male category saw Confluence Stars defeating Benue Buffaloes 28-27 while Correction Boys won Police Machine 27-25.


Tojemarine Academy annihilated 41-16 while goalkeeper Emmanuel Joseph’s several breathtaking saves inspired De Defenders to earn a 23-15 victory over Seasider Boys of Lagos.


Kano Pillars defeated Safety Shooters 28-26


In the women category, former champion Plateau Peacocks defeated Delta Queens 18-17 while Rima Queens defeated Imo Grasshoppers 31-21.



Day 9 Results



1) Confluence Stars–Benue Buffaloes 28–27.

2) Police Machine — Correction Boys 25–27.

3) Tojemarine Academy–Bendel Dynamos 41–16.

4) Lagos Seasiders–D:Defenders 15–23.

5) Rima Strikers–Niger United 31–30.

6) Safety Shooters–Kano Pillars 26–28.




1) Delta Queens–Plateau Peacocks 17–18.

2) Rima Queens–Imo Grasshoppers 31–21.


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