Twenty-two teams jostle for the Prudent Energy Handball Cup 2022

The General Secretary of the Handball Federation of Nigeria, Mohammed Maigidansanma has said that 22 teams will participate in the first phase of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 in Abuja.
He revealed on Sunday that the league’s first phase would be held from May 22 to June 4 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

“The four promoted teams from the men’s and women’s categories from the 2021 edition of the National Division One League held in Edo will join the other 18 Premier League teams,” Maigidansanma said. “The four teams like Owena Kings of Ondo state and Benue Buffaloes of Makurdi in the men’s category, while Rima Queens of Sokoto and Benue Queens are in the women’s category.”

The general secretary said 12 teams will play in the men’s category of the league, while 10 teams are in the women’s category.

He then urged all participating teams to speed up player transfers which began on April 30 and will end on Wednesday.

“We also urge players and their officials to prepare to be good ambassadors for their clubs or states during the competition,” he said.

Kano Pillars and Safety Babes are the men’s and women’s champions of last year’s edition of the league, respectively.