National Under-18 women’s handball team on Saturday secured a win against Algeria at the Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship in Monastir, with a score of 28-18.
The Nigerian team’s performance in the first match made the nation, especially after a tight first half of 10-10. The team bounced back in the second half, dominating Algeria with a score of 18-8, which gave them the win with a score of 28-8.
The team’s coach Shittu Agboola, praised the team’s improved second-half performance, noting it was due to some tactical adjustments. He described the game as a good begining and also emphasized their determination to excel in all their matches.
Meanwhile, Taiwo Babatunde of the Nigerian team earned the title of Most Valuable Player for the match.
Nigeria, placed in Group A alongside Tunisia, Algeria, and Guinea, will face Guinea in their next match on Sunday at 4 p.m. The 19th Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship, which commenced on Saturday, is scheduled to conclude on September 23, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
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