Tojemarin, Police Machine, Benue Buffalos, Owena Kings and Abia Valiants have claimed victories in among the matches performed within the males’s and ladies’s classes of the Nationwide Division Handball Championship, labeled Edo 2021, held in Benin Metropolis, USA. State Edo.
Within the males’s class, Tojemarin overcame the robust Gateway in an fascinating encounter, which ended 25-25, whereas Mindscope defeated the Police Machine 10-18, as Benue Buffalos defeated Bayelsa United 25-17.
Crew Akwa Ibom settled for an 18-18 conflict in opposition to Rivers Bullet, Abia Valiants truncated the Police Machine 22 -17, whereas Confluence Queens settled for an 18-18 conflict within the ladies’s field.
After the Delta group beat Abia Valiants, who beat them 24-21, coach Samson Okotie predicted that his group would win the ladies’s class of the Premier League.
“My purpose is to take the group to the elite division after beating our nearest rival, Abia Valiants. We’re prepared to decide on one of many two qualifying tickets. Having failed in 2019 beneath Coach Theodore Iyoga, the Delta State Sports activities Council gave me a mandate to take the group to the elite class. ”
He added that the expertise gained on the Nationwide Sports activities Pageant, the place his group received the gold medal, helped his gamers address the strain of taking part in within the league.
Coach Okotie praised all these concerned in placing collectively the Division One championship; a reality, he stated, was uncommon at a time when the world was experiencing a decline in fortunes.