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Imo Grasshoppers, Niger United Earn Vital Victories On Day 11 of Ardova Handball Premier League 2024



Imo Grasshoppers had to resort to their wealth of experience to in edge out Rima Queens on day 10 of the Ardova Handball Premier League 2024 phase 1 ongoing in Benin City, Edo State.

The Owerri based team found Rima Queens from Sokoto, a hard nut to crack but somehow, dug deep to earn a 40-38 over the compact ladies from the Caliphate despite the match being an end to end affair.

In other matches in the women category, Defender Babes, who had previously dedicated their victories to their teammate Dorathy Nyag who is not with the team because she got married, comfortably defeated Delta Queens 34-22 while COAS Babes earned their biggest victory of the league following their 33-22 over Bendel Dynamos who have been a big disappointment to their fans.

In the Men category, defending champion Niger United easily defeated Adamawa Warriors 36-21 while Rima Strikers of Sokoto also earn an easy 35-21 victory over Benue Buffaloes.

De Defenders and Correction Boys played a 26-26 draw while Safety Shooters defeated Seasider Boys of Lagos 31-22.

Tojemarine Academy extended their lead on the league log as they earned a 27-22 victory over three times champion Kano Pillars.



1) Delta Queens–Defender Babes 22–34.
2) Rima Queens–Imo Grasshoppers 38–40.
3) Bendel Dynamos–COAS Babes 21–33


1) Sunshine Kings–Confluence Stars 10–00 (W/O).
2) Adamawa Warriors–Niger United 21–36.
3) Benue Buffaloes–Rima Strikers 21–35.
4) D:Defenders–Correction Boys 26–26.
5) Tojemarine Academy–Kano Pillars 27–22.
6) Lagos Seasiders–Safety Shooters 22–31.


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