Rivers Queens Comeback Win, Bendel Dynamos First Victory Excite Benin Fans On Day 3 of Ardova Handball Premier League 2024 Phase 1




Rivers Queens made a comeback from a first half deficit to defeat experienced Imo Grasshoppers on day 3 of the Ardova Handball Premier League 2024 ongoing in Benin City, Edo State.

The Port Harcourt Handball club outfit who got promoted to the top tier league after winning the National Division One title in the women category, came back from a 17-14 first half loss to defeat Imo Grasshoppers 33-29 which is their first victory at the Ardova Handball Premier League.

In other results of the women category, Defender Babes edged out Plateau Peacocks with a 28-20 win while defending champion Safety Babes continued in their winning streak as they defeated Seasider Babes of Lagos 33-23.

Rima Queens didn’t give COAS Babes a breathing space as defeated the Nigeria Army team 34-21 while Bendel Dynamos left it late to defeat rival Delta Queens 23-22.

In the Men category, the woes of Kano Pillars continued as they lost to defending champion Niger United 21-18 while Rima Strikers found it tough but somehow got a 33-32 over Correction Boys.

De Defenders earned a 36-28 victory over Adamawa Warriors while Seasider Boys of Lagos defeated Sunshine Kings 31-22.



1) Imo Grasshoppers–Rivers Queens 29–33.
2) Defender Babes–Plateau Peacocks 28–20.
3) Seasider Babes–Safety Babes 23–33.
4) COAS Babes–Rima Queens 21–34.
5)Delta Queens–Bendel Dynamos 22–23.


1) Kano Pillars–Niger United 18–21.
2) Rima Strikers–Correction Boys 33–32.
3) Tojemarine Academy–Confluence Stars 10–00 (W/O).
4) D:Defenders–Adamawa Warriors 36–28.
5) Sunshine Kings–Lagos Seasiders 22–31.
6) Benue Buffaloes–Safety Shooters 24–37.


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