3RD NCHB League: Peacocks Set to Dethrone Safety Babes, as Niger United Run Neck-to- Neck with Safety Shooters


Plateau Peacocks are now sitting at the Summit of the log of the women’s section of the 3rd edition of the North Central Handball League, which ends in Markurdi, Benue State Capital on Friday.

The Peacocks from Jos had played second fiddle to FRSC Safety Babes of Abuja, until on Wednesday, when they stood toe-to-to in their top of the table clash against the defending champions, and edged the thrilling contest by a solitary point, 29-28 it ended.

Plateau Peacocks are now 1 point clear of Safety Babes who are second, on 4 points.

Having played a match less, the NSCDC Defender Babes of Abuja are 3rd, with 3 points; while Benue Queens are 4th, on 2 points; leaving hapless Dream Girls of Gboko to stay rooted to the foot of the log, with no points.

Meanwhile, Niger United have maintained their firm grip at the top of the men’s table, which they lead on superior goals difference, compared to defending champions, FRSC Safety Shooters of Abuja.

The guys from Minna has a massive +85 goals difference, as against the +59 of the Safety Shooters, and both of them are tied on 10 points, to occupy first and second positions, on the log.

One of the two top guns is surely guaranteed to be crowned 2022 champions, as the two sides closest to them are Benue Buffaloes and Poverty Fighters of Abuja, whose 5 points, places them a distant 4th and 5th, on the log.

Invariably, Friday’s match-up between the two leading sides, scheduled for 4pm at the Aper Aku Stadium, will undoubtedly decide who is crowned men’s champion, in Makurdi.


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