Coach attributes Premier League promotion to hard work


Coach Ronke Saliu of Owena Kings has described his team’s success in the just-concluded Division 1 National Handball League in Benin City, Edo State, with hard work rewarded by God.
The Akure-based team over the weekend regained promotion to the top-tier league at the end of the second-tier Division 1 domestic league, which they won. The team was relegated from the Prudent Energy Handball League in 2019.
On their way to playing in the Premier League in May, Owena Kings edged out other strong contenders for the only spot, picking up 18 points; the same points with second-placed Benue Buffaloes, but finished ahead on goal difference.
Edo Dynamos came third with 16 points, Corrections Boys (fourth – 13 points), Kwara United (fifth – nine points), Borno Spiders (sixth – six points), Suleja Shooters (seventh – three points) and Mindscope Academy (eighth – not indicate).
Speaking to source The Tidesport yesterday, an excited Saliu thanked God, who crowned their effort with success.
“I am very happy with the promotion… it was not easy to return to top level handball after being relegated in 2019.
“For me, the fulfillment was the work of God. It was not by anyone’s power, for God rewards worthy effort. We trained really hard for the championship and here is the result; the secret to our success,” she said.


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