After conquering the National Division One League in Kaduna last year, Adorable Angels triumphed in the just concluded Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020 and were duly crowned champions on the final day of the league season which was decided at the Indoor Sports Hall of the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
Adorable Angels needed to win to emerge champions and they certainly dug deep as they defeated former champions Plateau Peacocks 29-28.
The Ilorin based side finished with 26 points one ahead of Edo Dynamos in second and two above defending champions Safety Babes in third place.
Safety Shooters, who were confirmed champions of the men’s category on matchday 13 and had won all their previous matches lost to in-form Rima Strikers 24-27 in a dead rubber match.
They were crowned champions as they had 30 points and defending champions Kano Pillars, after defeating Confluence Stars 36-21, had to settle for second with 29 points while Seasiders Boys of Lagos, who defeated Plateau Vipers 36-28, finished third with same point as Kano Pillars but lesser goals compared with the ‘Sai Masugida’.
Delta Force confirmed their relegation from the league after they lost to De Defenders 24-28. Delta Force and Borno Spiders who lost to Niger United 26-34, have been relegated to the National Division One League.
The league’s most valuable player for men’s and women’s categories are Abdurazak Idowu of Adorable Angels and Atabo Abubakar of Safety Shooters while Idowu also got the highest goal scorer award in the women’s category alongside Anas Muhammed of Rima Strikers.
Final Day Results:
De Defenders 28-24 Delta Force
Borno Spiders 26-34 Niger United
Confluence Stars 21-36 Kano Pillars
Lagos Seasiders 36-28 — Plateau Vipers
Safety Shooters 24-27 Rima Strikers
Plateau Peacocks 28-29 Adorable Angels