Kwashi Thompson, the Vice-President of Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), on Friday described the ongoing Prudent Energy Handball Premier League as a standard competition to be proud of.

Thompson told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the national league competition was comparable to others globally.

He said the standard of the league had given room for surprises where “underdogs had been stunning bigger teams’’.

“The league, as it is, is not predictable because of its standard. Every team is ambitious and competitive,” Thompson said.

The federation vice-president also went on to score the HFN high in its management of both the sport in Nigeria and the league competition, saying this showed the game has improved.

He pointed out that it was Nigerian handball team’s effort at the African level that helped to earn the continent an additional slot at the Handball World Cup.

Thompson then assured that the federation would continue to strive to take giant strides both in Africa and globally.

NAN reports that the ongoing 2019 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League kicked off on May 13 in Abuja and will end on May 25.

(Edited by Adeboye Ajayi and Olawale Alabi)