December 8, 2022



North Central Handball League: Defender Babes topped champions, Security Shooters retain males’s title

Jubilant NSCDC Defender Babes of Abuja

The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Defender Babes of Abuja have been topped champions of the third North Central Handball Championships, after they braved the percentages to down their arch rivals, FRSC Security Babes 35-26, in a tense finalé, which ended on Friday, in Makurdi, Benue State.

After Thursday’s penultimate video games have been determined, Plateau Peacocks of Jos, with seven factors, however a somewhat pricarious superior objectives distinction of +4 gave the impression to be the favorites to win the crown; haven been the primary workforce to beat the ladies defending champions, FRSC Security Babes 29-28, on Wednesday.

However the Defender Babes had higher concepts, realizing {that a} win, that’s two factors gained, with a objectives distinction of +5 or extra, might be sufficient to seize the bragging rights, over their extra illustrious metropolis rivals, Security Babes, and the Peacocks, who didn’t play on Friday.

Peacocks ultimately reclined to second spot, whereas the dethroned champions, with two loses within the fingers of their foremost opponents settled for third.

The final two spots have been occupied by groups from the host state; as Benue Queens completed 4th with 4 factors; whereas Dream Women of Gboko introduced up the rear in fifth spot, with zero factors.

In the meantime, FRSC Security Shooters of Abuja, efficiently defended their males’s title, after drawing from all their experiences, to beat Niger United of Minna 28-22, to win the event with 14 factors and a 100% victory file.

The trilling finalé, pitted the 2 former Prudent Vitality Premier League champions in opposition to one another, and they didn’t disappoint spectators on the refurbished Courts, on the Aper Aku Stadium, to grace the closing of the championships.

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Going into the title decider, each side have been stage on 12 factors, however the aspect from Minna with a greater objectives distinction, had led the boys’s log, from the opening day.

The free scoring Niger United, have been ultimately overwhelmed again to second; and so they completed forward of Confluence Stars of Kogi who on Thursday received their sport in opposition to Nasarawa Ambassadors of Lafia 15-6, and later drew 24-24 with Benue Buffaloes to take their factors tally to 9.

The 9 factors, put Confluence Stats one level away from Benue Buffaloes, whose personal enthralling 16-14 victory over Plateau Viper of Jos, took their factors tally to eight.

The opposite Abuja-based workforce, Poverty Fighters, ended their debut marketing campaign on a excessive by beating Suleja Shooters 30-20. The victory meant they completed with three wins, a draw and three losses, to position general fifth.

Plateau Vipers sixth, Nasarawa Ambassadors seventh and Suleja Shooters eighth, all completed with 2 factors, and the fourteen workforce championships in Makurdi was the primary to be staged outdoors of Abuja.