The National Handball Premier League will now be known as the Ardova Handball Premier League following the unveiling of the Ardova PLC as the sponsor of the top tier handball league.
In a press conference held at Ardova PLC corporate office in GRA, Lagos, the Handball Federation of Nigeria led by the president, Mr. Sam Ocheho and the Ardova PLC team led by her Chairman, Chairman, Alhaji AbdulWasiu Sowami officially sealed the sponsorship of the league for another 3 years.
Ocheho said since the sponsorship of the premier league by Prudent Energy and Services Ltd, the league has grown in leap and bound, positioning Nigeria handball to its highest pedestal and exposing the best players in the league to international reckoning for over five years
He further said the league will get a better mileage and surpass its potential with Ardova PLC now as sponsor.
Chairman of Ardova PLC, Alhaji Abdulwasiu Sowami said he and his team are confident that the satisfaction they got in the previous five years when prudent energy was the league’s sponsor will continue with Ardova PLC as the sponsor while hailing the Handball Federation of Nigeria led by Mr. Samuel Ocheho for being worthy partners all these years.
The Executive Director, Prudent Energy & Services Limited Mrs Abiola Babatunde-Ojo said the new sponsorship by Ardova PLC will open doors for human capacity development by the company for players in the league to enhance them while playing the sports while also revealing that each of the 22 teams in the league (12 Male teams, 10 female teams) will get an increased preparatory subsidy of 500,00 naira and the winners will get 2.5 million naira price money.
The HFN team was led by president , Mr. Samuel Ocheho alongside Barrister Emmanuel Ahigbe, the Chairman, HFN Competition and Organising Committee as well as a board member, Otunba Sylvester Ikuejamoye, board member and Chairman, HFN Medical Commission, Mr Othman Ola Okunu, member HFN Media Committee, Cosmos Chukwuemeka, HFN Media Aide and Ugbede Ahmed, the HFN IT person while the Ardova PLC team was led by Chairman, Alhaji Abdulwasiu Sowami, CEO Ardova Plc – Mr. Olumide Adeosun, Chief Financial Officer -Mr. Moshood Olajide and Executive Director, Prudent Energy & Services Limited – Mrs Abiola Babatunde-Ojo.
The first phase of the Ardova Handball Premier League with the hashtag #APHPL will hold in Benin City, Edo State from July 12 to 13th, 2023.