The Punch

Handball: Mind scope maul Edo Stars in league opener

- ADEYINKA ADEDIPE, BENIN

indscope men’s handball team defeated hosts edo stars 36-16 to record the first win of the National Division One Handball Championsh­ip, which commenced in Benin City on saturday.

In other games played in the male category, Confluence Snappers lost to Police Machine 15 -25, while Unity Boys of Abuja beat Benue Buffalos 29-18. Suleja Shooters were let down by their shooting prowess as they fell 31-16 to tojemarine, who were superior in the game.

Confluence Queens set the ball rolling in the female category as they defeated Bayelsa Queens 21-16. This game could have ended in favour of any of the teams, if the Queens from Bayelsa had taken some of the glaring chances that came their way.

in another keenly-contested tie in the female category, Mindscope defeated Police Machine 17-14. the heroics of goalkeeper Ayomide Hassan aided Mindscope’s win, while delta Force defeated Abia Valiant 24-21 in another thrilling encounter.

speaking after the games, the technical director of the Handball Federation of nigeria, Ferdinand emeana, told sunday PUNCH that the teams had shown good understand­ing of the games.

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