By Jamilu Uba Adamu
Kano Pillars and Safety Babes have been crowned champions of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2021.
Kano Pillars won the league for the second time in two three years, topping the league table with 29 points, edging out Safety Shooters (who have same points) with the head-to-head rule.
Kano Pillars had defeated Rima Strikers 29-19 earlier on the final day of the league, Wednesday, and only found out that they were the league winners in the male category after Niger United, who needed to win to emerge champion of the league, lost their match against Safety Shooters 26-19.
Safety Shooters with the victory against Rima Strikers finished second while Niger United came third.
In other results in the male category, Confluence Stars defeated Kada Stars 30-27 while Plateau Vipers are relegated from the league after a 26-25 defeat to Seasider Boys of Lagos who finished fourth on the league table.
Kano Pillars and Safety Babes, who coincidentally won the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League title in 2019, got a cash price of N1.25m while the second and third place teams got 1 million naira and 750,000 naira respectively.
They will also represent Nigeria in the continental club handball championships.