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Handball championship: Nigeria Beat Algeria 28-18 In First Game

Taiwo Babatunde of the Nigerian team was voted the Most Valuable Player of the match.


12:47 PM WAT, Sun September 17, 2023

The Nigerian National Under-18 women’s handball team defeated their Algerian opponent 28-18 in the first game in Monastir, Tunisia, at the ongoing Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship.

The result of the first half was not perfect for the Nigerian girls against the Algerians, as they played out a pulsating 10-10.

Nigeria blew away their North African opponent to win the second half, scoring 18-8 to make the final result 28-10.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian team’s coach,  Shittu Agboola, described the game as “a good beginning.”

“I noticed that the girls were having unnecessary turnovers, so I made some tactical changes that saw the team use the wings more in the second half.

“The girls all played to instructions which gave us a good result. We are here to win all our games; we came for a serious business,” he said.