Against all odds, Adorable Angels who were making their debut triumphed in the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020 and were crowned champions in the female category on the final day of the league season.
The Kwara State-based club defeated the former champions, Plateau Peacocks with a narrow victory of 29-28 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
The Ilorin based club finished with 26pts, one ahead of Edo Dynamos in second and two above defending champion Safety Babes in third.
In the same vein, Safety Shooters, who were confirmed champions of the men’s category on Match Day 13 and had won all their previous matches, lost to in-form Rima Strikers 27-24 in a dead rubber match.
They were crowned champions as they had 30 points and defending champion 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 28-24.
They and Borno Spiders who lost to Niger United 34-26, 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.