Flowers upset ASPAC 27 to 21, Grasshoppers, Seasiders, Civil Defenders also win

By Samuel Ifetoye   |   14 June 2016   |   2:06 am
Players fighting for points during a recent handball competition. The best of West African handball is current on display at the Ocheho/Innjoo Invitational Handball Championship holding at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.

Players fighting for points during a recent handball competition. The best of West African handball is current on display at the Ocheho/Innjoo Invitational Handball Championship holding at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.

The third day of the Ocheho/Innjoo Invitational Handball Championship at the Rowe Park Sports Complex featured some fantastic games, but the pick of the pack was the game between top rated, ASPAC and the underdog, Flowers, from Benin Republic, who caused the first major upset if the competition.

The game, which ended 27 to 21, was a sweet revenge for Flowers, who had been playing second fiddle to ASPAC in Benin Republic national championship.

In the other matches played yesterday, Imo Grasshoppers beat Civil Defenders Babes 33 to 18 to continue their good form in the championship.

The match between Edo Dynamos and the Lagos Seasiders ended 23-23, meaning that the Dynamos have still not been able to win their first game in the competition.

In the men’s category, Civil Defenders dismissed Delta Force 38 to 12, a result that has placed them in a position to aim for the title.

In his assessment of his players’ performance over favourite, ASPAC, Flowers’ Assistant Coach, Moses Jegede, said he was satisfied with his team’s feat, while hoping the victory would spur them to add more wins to the two victories they have recorded in the competition.




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