Nigeria’s under-18 Women’s Handball Team defeated their Angola counterparts 28-24 in the third-place match of the ongoing Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship on Saturday in Monastir, Tunisia.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria bounced back from their semi-final game loss to Egypt by 18-32 on Friday.
They fought hard to beat Angola girls with five points difference in the first match 12-7.
They continued with the winning spirit in the second half to defeat the Angolans with a final score of 28-24.
Speaking after the game, Nigeria’s coach, Shittu Agboola, said his team played well.
“We wanted to play the final instead of the third place. Unfortunately, we lost the semi-final against Egypt yesterday.
“The most important thing which was a success to us is that we have qualified for the 2024 IHF Women’s Youth World Championship,” he said.
NAN reports that in the final match, defending champion, Egypt retained their title as they comfortably hammered their counterparts, Guinea 29-16 to be crowned champion of the 2023 Africa Women’s YHC.