By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The 2020 edition of the Prudent Energy
Handball Premier League will be held at the MKO Abiola Stadium (Package B) from 23rd October to Nov 6, 2020, following the approval of the Federal Ministry of Youth And Sports Development on Friday.
The Handball Federation of Nigeria, HFN had been working closely with the Ministry to ensure that the date was a reality and this necessitated the ministry to approve the request of HFN to organise the Prudent Energy Handball League this month.
In a letter signed by the Ministry’s permanent secretary, Gabriel Aduda, and addressed to the HFN President, the league was approved in recognition of plans put in place in readiness for the league in strict adherence to the Covid 19 Sports Protocols.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development while praising HFN for securing a sponsorship deal with Prudent Energy for the league, urged the Federation to ensure strict compliance with the protocol already defined for the league and work assiduously with its Covid 19 Implementation Committee.
Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020 will only be in a single-phase this year, unlike other years when it was in phases and it will be on a consolidated basis as a result of the remaining timeline for handball at the end of the year.
All the teams will play round-robin games amongst themselves and the winners will emerge as the 2020 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League Champions in the men and women category respectively.
The days are extended from 12 to 14 days to cater for enough rest
There are improved features from Prudent Energy for the league this year as prize monies have increased from a total of N4.5 million to N6million. it is broken down as follows:
1st price: N1.25million
2nd price: N1.0million,
3rd price N0.75mn for both male and female teams.
Face Mask and Sanitizers would be provided for all participants and officials.
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