By Solomon Nwoke.
Imo Grasshoppers the other day showed why they are popular handball group in the nation as they beat eastern competing, Abia Valiants 32-15 to stay unbeaten in the concluding stage of the Prudent Energy Handball League happening at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba.
Both sides had old and skilled gamers whose movement was hindered by age however it was Grasshoppers that got their rhythm early in the video game. They broke down the Valiants and utilized the scoring possibilities that came their method.
Valiants, on the other hand, were sluggish and had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping the scorline a little reputable. As the video game endured, Grasshoppers’ Coach, Justina Akpulo presented the more youthful gamers who liquidated the video game in sensational style.
Fans, who concerned see both sides revive their competition were dissatisfied as the Valiants used little resistance to Grasshoppers’ supremacy.
On the other hand, Owena Queens of Akure stunned Seasiders Babes 29-24 in the opening video game the other day.
The Seasiders were led for a lot of part of the video game and were 5 objectives much better with couple of minutes to the end of the video game.
Nevertheless, the Queens regrouped, sized the effort with excellent offensive and protective display screens to stun the Lagos group and their teaming fans.
Seasiders coach, Bukola Duru explained the video game as extreme and guaranteed that her group would do much better in subsequent video games.
Speaking, Coach Akpulo stated that her group was at the champion to stay Nigeria’s finest. He stated that the experience of the older gamers would be important as the young gamers would likewise gain from their more remarkable colleagues.
She kept in mind that her group is a home name that is all set to consist of more young gamers in its fold as it prepares to continue her supremacy in the regional scene.
Likewise, in the guys’s classification, Plateau Vipers of Jos beat D Protectors of Abuja in among the amazing video games played the other day at the Prudent Energy Handball League presently going on at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Yaba.
The Vipers had the much better of the early exchanges, however the D Protectors rallied to win the very first verse 14-13 At the resumption of the 2nd verse, both groups came out strong and delighted the fans were their superb abilities. Nevertheless, it was the Vipers who stood strong to win the video game.
In other video games played, Sokoto Rima beat Jail K-Boys 23-17, Security Babes beat Kada Queens 23-19, while Kada Stars beat Borno Spiders 31-23
Security Babes coach, Bala Mohammed stated he mored than happy with the triumph. He stated he needed to turn his gamers so that they can all stay fresh and injury totally free as the he get ready for the important phases of the competition.
” It holds true that we lost grip to completion of the video game, however we needed to present other gamers so that the develop gamers can have some rest and be fresh for the later phases of the league. I make sure we have the possibility to do much better as the league advances.”