The National Under 18/21 Handball Championship has ended at Rowe Park Sports Centre in Yaba, Lagos with Bayelsa and Lagos emerging victorious in the female and male categories respectively.
The under age national championship organised by Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) saw several young teams grace the competition in the male and female category of the two age grade.
In the Under 18 female category, Bayelsa defeated Gboko Volunteers of Benue 18-8 to win the title while Gboko settled for second. Lagos defeated Ekiti 38-16 to come third in the category.
In the under 18 male category, Lagos defeated Niger 33-27 to win the category while Niger had to settle for second. De King’s of Ogun had to wait till after extra time before they were able to defeat FCT 47-44 to come third.
In the under 21 female category, Lagos comfortably defeated Suleja Shooters 36-25 as they won the category. Suleja Shooters are in second while much fancied Kwara came third after defeating Plateau 40-26.
In the Under 21 Male category, Lagos defeated Niger 37-33 in a keenly contested tie to emerge winner of the category with Niger settling for second.
Kwara overcame a stubborn MindScope Academy with a 40-35 victory to come third.