Bendel Dynamos of Benin and Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa, have been crowned champions of the National Division One Handball League, which ended on Saturday, in Benin City, Edo State.
Host, Bendel Dynamos topped the Men’s Championship log, by easily defeating debutants, Idah Pillars of Kogi State 33-20.
The victory saw them lift the winners’ trophy as champions, in front of their teeming fans; and also confirmed their promotion to the elite division, the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League.
Also promoted back to the Premier League, are Correction Boys of Abuja who needed to defeat Confluence Kings of Lokoja, as they produced a similar scoreline of 33-20, same as it was in the game between Bendel Dynamos and Idah Pillars.
The victory catapulted them to second position in the table, for men.
In the Women’s Category, Delta Force of Asaba upstaged Abia Valiants of Umuahia to get promotion into the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League, by defeating MindScope Academy of Abeokuta 28-19.
Having won all of their matches in Benin, Bayelsa Queens were crowned champions of the Women’s Division One League and they took the first of two available promotion slots, back into the Premier League, from which they were relegated, last year.
Final Day Results:
Delta Force 28
Mindscope Academy 19
Correction Boys 33
Confluence Kings 19
2022 Division One Handball League Trophy Table
Gold : Bayelsa Queens
Silver: Delta Force
Bronze: Abia Valiants
Silver: Correctional Boys
Bronze: Delta Force
Writing by Chinedum Ohanusi; Editing by Muzha Kucha