Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 Phase 1 Draws Near

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Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN)

*HFN plans seminar for officials


By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos

All is now set as the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 Phase commences this week in Abuja.
The top tier handball premier league will commence with the phase one from May 22 to June 3, 2022 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja with teams and officials already in the Federal Capital Territory to prepare for its commencement.
Twenty two teams with- 12 teams for the male category and 10 teams for the male category respectively – will contest against each other to ensure they are in good standing in this phase and give them a fighting chance ahead of the second phase in Lagos.
Kano Pillars and Safety Babes, the defending champions in the Male and Female Categories, will want to be the first team in the history of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League to retain their titles and they are already talking tough.
The promoted teams from the National Division One Handball League 2021 edition in Benin City, Edo State are Rima Queens of Sokoto and Benue Queens for the female category while Owena Kings makes a return to the top tier league alongside Benue Buffaloes in the Male Category.
They take over from Plateau Vipers, COAS Shooters (Male Category) and Bayelsa Queens, Confluence Queens (Female Category) who were relegated at the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2021.
Meanwhile, the Handball Federation of Nigeria will hold series of seminars and trainings for officials, head coaches of the 22 teams, invited referees and match delegates in the course of the first phase of the league at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Participating Teams For the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2021
1. Benue Buffaloes of Markudi2. Confluence Kings of Lokoja3. De Defenders of Civil Defence4. Kada Stars of Kaduna5. Kano Pillars of Kano6. Niger United of Minna7. Owena Kings of Akure8. Police Machine of the Nigeria Police9. Rima Strikers of Sokoto10. Safety Shooters of FRSC11. Seasider Boys of Lagos12. Tojemarine Academy of Lagos

Female Category
1. Adorable Angels of Ilorin2. Benue Queens of Markudi3. Defender Babes of Civil Defence4. Edo Dynamos of Benin City5. Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri6. Kada Queens of Markudi7. Plateau Peacocks of Jos8. Rima Queens of Sokoto9. Safety Babes of FRSC10.Seasider Babes of Lagos.

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