At the 2021 National Handball Under-18 and 21 Championship, Bayelsa State stopped Lagos State from making a clean sweep of medals.
Team Lagos won the male and female Under-21 events, as well as the male Under-18 event.
They won the men’s under-21 final by a score of 37 to 33, while Kwara State finished third after defeating mindscope of Ogun by a score of 40 to 35.
In the women’s under-21 division, Lagos defeated another Niger State team, the Suleja Sharpshooters, 36 to 25 to take first place, while Kwara finished third after beating Plateau State 40 to 26.
A third Niger team lost to Lagos in the men’s under-18 championship by 33 to 27 goals, but Bayelsa girls made sure it wasn’t all Lagos in the Handball championship by beating Gboko volunteers of Benue State by 18 to 8 goals