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Handall Premier League: Seasiders Babes draw 20-20 with Edo Dynamos

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Seasiders Babes handball club of Lagos on Friday drew 20-20 with Edo Dynamos of Benin at the ongoing Prudent Energy Handball Premier League in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Edo Dynamos had led 13-10 before both sides went for the break.

But when the game restarted, Seasiders Babes went a gear up to stand toe-to-toe with their opponents for the game to end 20-20.

Edo Dynamos had also drawn 18-18 on Tuesday, defeated the Desert Queens of Katsina 36-19 on Wednesday and won their third game against Kada Queens of Kaduna 24-20 on Thursday.

Speaking on their performance, coach Aaron Okojie of Edo Dynamos said his team played well but could not win the game.

“Today is a bad day for us, because we could not win against Seasiders Babes. We need to correct our lapses before our next match on Saturday against the De Defenders,’’ he said.

On his part, the coach of Seasiders Babes, Olubukola Duru, also said her players performed well but could not defeat their opponents.

“My players did well in the second half but did not perform well in the first half. If not that, we would have been winners of the game.

“But we will now work hard to win our next game against the Plateau Peacocks of Jos on Saturday,’’ she said

The coach however alleged that the boy with the scoring board made a mistake when the game was 14-16 and he mistakenly gave Edo one point without not scoring a goal.

Also, in another female competition match played at the same venue, Desert Quens beat Abia Valiants 42-26 while Imo Grassshoppers of Owerri beat Defenders Babes 31-30.

Twelve male and 10 female teams are participating in this first phase of the second edition of Prudent Energy Handball Premier League, being organised by the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN).

The competition is being hosted at the Velodrome of the Abuja National Stadium.

(Edited by Olawale Alabi)

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