It was a battle of titans at the weekend as D-Defenders of Abuja dethroned defending champions, Lagos Seasiders 23-22 to win the male category of the third edition of the Sam Ocheho/Injoo Invitational Handball Championships at the Lagos State Sports Commission complex, Yaba.
With the victory, D-Defenders finished the competition with 17 points from five wins and one draw while Seasiders finished second with 16 points from five wins and a loss. ASPAC of Benin Republic finished third in the category with 14 points after winning four matches and losing two.
In the female category, Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri won the women’s categories after finishing with 21 points from seven wins ahead of ASPAC of Benin female team that had 17 points from five wins and two losses. The Flowers, also from Benin Republic, finished third with 15 points from four wins and two losses.
Winners in each category were given N500,000 each while the runners-ups got N300,000 and the third-placed teams got N250,000.
The Most Valuable Players in each category – Nura Mohammed of Rima of Sokoto and Udochukwu Ohakwe of Grasshoppers – were given mobile phones from the sponsors, Injoo.
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