The Nigeria U-18 girls’ handball team has embarked on their journey to Monastir, Tunisia, in preparation for the 2023 Africa Women Youth Handball Championship.
This championship, the 19th Africa Women’s Youth Nations Championship, is scheduled to take place from September 16th to 23rd in Monastir, Tunisia. On Wednesday, September 13th, the team, comprising 15 players and led by Head Coach Agboola Shittu, along with his assistant Roberts Opuene, departed from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
Coach Shittu had previously unveiled the final roster of players, which includes Captain Esther Matthew, the Babatunde twins from Seasider Babes of Lagos, Goalkeeper Precious Samuel, as well as Prudence Onyinyechukwu Samuel and Bello Rahima of Rima Queens. The selected players represent the core of the team that triumphed in the IHF Trophy Africa Zone 3 tournament and the IHF Trophy Africa Continental Phase in Ghana and Ivory Coast, respectively.
Here’s the final list of players:Esther Mathew (Seasider Queens), Kehinde Babatunde (Seasiders Queens), Taiwo Babatunde (Seasiders Queens), Precious Samuel (Rima Queens), Prudence Samuel (Rima Queens), Rahima Bello (Rima Queens), Chidera Ogbusimba (Rima Queens), Munira Kasimu (Rima Queens), Amina Muhammad (Rima Queens), Monica Opara (Rima Queens), Lucy Onyekwere (Rima Queens), Vera John (Bayelsa Queens), Damilola Akinlade (Delta Force), Joan Okolo (Delta Force), Amarachi Oparaugo (Imo Grasshopper).
The team is geared up for a thrilling competition as they represent Nigeria in the upcoming championship.
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