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Nigeria’s U-18 women’s handball team triumph over Algeria 28-18

In the ongoing Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship in Monastir, Tunisia, the national under-18 women’s handball team displayed an impressive performance on Saturday by defeating their Algerian counterparts with a commanding score of 28-18.

During the first match, the Nigerians showcased their skill and determination, making their nation proud with an outstanding performance. The initial half of the game ended in a closely contested 10-10 tie.

However, Nigeria shifted gears in the second half, outplaying their North African opponents and securing a remarkable 18-8 lead. This remarkable effort resulted in a final score of 28-18 in favor of the Nigerian team.

Shittu Agboola, the coach of the Nigerian team, hailed the game as a “promising start.” He noted that some tactical adjustments were made during the game to address unnecessary turnovers, and the team effectively utilized the wings in the second half. He emphasized their commitment to winning all their games, stating, “We are here for serious business.”


Taiwo Babatunde, representing Nigeria, was recognized as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the match.

Nigeria finds itself in Group A alongside Tunisia, Algeria, and Guinea. Their next challenge will be against Guinea on Sunday at 4 p.m. as they continue their quest for victory in the championship.

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