Rejuvenated Nigeria beat host Tunisia 28-20 goals in their last group stage match of the ongoing 2023 African U18 Women’s Handball Nations Championship in Tunisia on Tuesday.
From the blast of the whistle, Nigeria showed determination and more zeal from their attack to defense as well as recovery despite the support from the home crowd.
Nigeria took their chance at goal with fewer turnovers to win the first half by 13 to 9 goals a difference of 4 goals.
Upon resumption of the second half, Nigeria switched their style of play dominating and dictating the pace of the games for the host. Rahima Bello found her mojo, dazzling the defenders of the North African team.
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The girls utilized every lost ball from their opponents and converted them into attacking; increasing the goal tally. Nigeria sealed their second win by beating Tunisia 28 to 20 goals. Rahima Bello was adjudged Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game.
With two wins and 1 loss, Nigeria set up a quarterfinals encounter with Morocco today by 4pm.
The coach of the Nigeria U18, Agboola Shittu said, “I do not have much to say; we are focused on our quarterfinal match against another North African side.
“The expectations are high and Nigerians are expecting a favourable result from the team; by the Grace of God we shall overcome”.