The Lagos teams yesterday, shined at the ongoing Ardova Handball Premier League held in Benin City by defeating formidable opponents.
A privately owned team, Tojemarine defeated reigning champions, Kano Pillars 23-19, Seasiders Babes beat Bayelsa Queens 26-25, while Lagos Seasiders defeated Niger United 21-20.
Tojemarine’s coach, Bright Agubata, said the victory was a good one for his team, noting that such performances would spur them to win the league.
“It was a great performance by the boys. Efforts like this will help us do well in the league. It is a marathon and hopefully, we will be strong till the end. Other teams have also been fantastic and competition has been stiff,” he said.
In other game played yesterday, D: Defenders beat Benue Buffaloes 22-21, Confluence Stars defeated Police Machine 33–29, while Correction Boys lost to Rima Strikers 24-33.
In the women’s category, Plateau Peacocks lost to Safety Babes 27–28, a game that could have gone either way.