All is set for the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 Phase One which will commence this week in Abuja.
The top tier handball premier league will commence with the phase one from May 22nd to June 3, 2022 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja with teams and officials already in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT to prepare for its commencement.
22 teams – 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.
The defending champions in the Male and Female Categories, Kano Pillars and Safety Babes respectively 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 Markudi
2. Confluence Kings of Lokoja
3. De Defenders of Civil Defence
4. Kada Stars of Kaduna
5. Kano Pillars of Kano
6. Niger United of Minna
7. Owena Kings of Akure
8. Police Machine of the Nigeria Police
9. Rima Strikers of Sokoto
10. Safety Shooters of FRSC
11. Seasider Boys of Lagos
12. Tojemarine Academy of Lagos
1. Adorable Angels of Ilorin
2. Benue Queens of Makurdi
3. Defender Babes of Civil Defence
4. Edo Dynamos of Benin City
5. Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri
6. Kada Queens of Markudi
7. Plateau Peacocks of Jos
8. Rima Queens of Sokoto
9. Safety Babes of FRSC
10.Seasider Babes of Lagos