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    HFN Postpones 2020 Premier League Kickoff Due To #EndSars Protest

    The #EndSARS protests across Nigeria have forced authorities to postpone the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020.

    The board of the Handball Federation of Nigeria unanimously agreed to postpone the league, which was scheduled to commence on October 23 and ends November 7, 2020, amid the curfew declared by various state governments.

    President of the federation, Mr Samuel Ocheho, explained that the postponement was inevitable.

    “For the safety of our players and officials who will be travelling from different parts of the country to Abuja for the league, we have decided to postpone the league for a week with the hope that everything will come back to normalcy soon,” Ocheho said.

    The fixtures for the league have already been released and would see defending champion in the men’s category, Kano Pillars begin the quest to retain their title with a tough test as they face former champions Niger United on Matchday 1, while Safety Babes would begin their title defence when they face Edo Dynamos in the women’s category.

    Other selected fixtures on matchday 1 include De Defenders going against Safety Shooters and COAS Shooters who aim to shoot down Borno Spiders.

    Kada Stars will tackle Lagos Seasiders just as new entrants, Delta Force and Confluence Stars will battle it out in the men’s category.

    In the women’s category, Defender Babes will play Seasiders Babes, Imo Grasshoppers will begin their title defence against Kada Queens, while Plateau Peacock will take on Desert Queens.

    The competition will have 14 matchdays with about 10 matches per day and rest days.

    The teams participating in the league are as follows:


    Borno Spiders of Maiduguri

    COAS Shooters (Nigeria Army)

    Confluence Stars of Lokoja

    De Defenders (Civil Defence)

    Delta Force of Asaba

    Kada Stars of Kaduna

    Kano Pillars of Kano

    Niger United of Minna

    Plateau Vipers of Jos

    Rima Strikers of Sokoto

    Safety Shooters of FRSC

    Seasiders of Lagos


    Adorable Angels of Ilorin

    Benue Queens of Makurdi

    Defender Babes, (Civil Defence)

    Desert Queens of Katsina

    Edo Dynamos of Benin City

    Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri.

    Kada Queens of Kaduna

    Plateau Peacock of Jos

    Safety Babes of FRSC

    10 Seasider Babes of Lagos

    With the latest development, the league will commence from October 30 to November 14, 2020, at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

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