Team Sokoto have continue to dominate the on going National U12,15 boys and girls handball championship with impressive performances in the four-day old competition.
The U-15 boys, who are the defending champions beat Kaduna 27-12, in their first game and, in a repeat fixture of last year’s final match, repeat their supremacy over Adamawa, 19-10.
But Adamawa U-15 boys shrugged off their loss to host, Rima Strikers, Sokoto, to record a convincing win of 30-23, over Kaduna in their third game.
The Coach Yohanna Power tutored side, who could not re-write history in a repeat fixture of last year’s final fell to the supremacy of Sokoto Rima Strikers 19-10, in a tensed match, earlier disrupted by a heavy downpour, with score at 9-4, in favour of Team Sokoto.
Adamawa, with a 31-11 victory in their first match however, bounced back to reckoning with two wins out of three matches played so far.
Similarly, Sokoto U-15 girls looks unstoppable to claim the trophy lost to Lagos last year as they had recorded three straight wins over Kaduna 29-8, Suleja Handball Academy 20-4 and Gboko Dream Girls 11-7.
Save for the Rima Strikers U-12 girls who had only record a lone victory of 26-7 over their Plateau counterpart, the U-12 boys have also recorded convincing victories against Kano and Kaduna winning 43-18 and 24-14 respectively.
In the U-15 boys, Katsina has suffered the highest number of losses, conceeding victories to Suleja Handball Academy 7-9, Kebbi 10-26, Adamawa 11-31, while Plateau girls, with 24-0 loss to Gboko Dream Girls and another 23-3 defeat from FCT, remains the weeping team of the U-15 girls category.
Zamfara U-12 boys are rooted to the rock bottom of the round robin league standing with 12-13, 11-29 losses to Kano and FCT respectively. Hostilities however, continue in the four-team U-12 girls category comprising of Sokoto, Kebbi, Plateau and Gboko Dream Girls.