IHF Challenge Trophy: U18, U20 Women Teams Record Wins, Face Niger Republic Wednesday
Nigeria Under 18 and Under 20 Female Teams Lit Up IHF Challenge Trophy in Niamey, Niger Republic
The national under 18 and under 20 female team won their respective matches on Tuesday at the ongoing IHF Challenge Trophy in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Not satisfied with their victory over Togo on Monday at the International Handball Federation sanctioned challenge, the cadet team comfortably defeated Benin Republic 34-22. Benin Republic had lost their first game against host Niger Republic and their defeat against Nigeria under female team has compounded their woes in the ongoing competition.
Motivated by the victory of their under 18 sisters, the national under 20 female national team, who lost their opening game to Benin Republic on day 1 of the competition, came back to winning ways as they defeated Togo 31-19.
The Technical Director of Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Mr. Ferdinand Emeanaa, who is representing the federation at the competition, praised the resilience of the teams especially the Junior team and urged them to do more in making the country proud.
Meanwhile, the secretary general of HFN Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed has congratulated the teams and praised their coaches for a job well done.
The national U18 female team will slug it out with the hosts, Niger on Wednesday in their last game.
In the same vein, the U20 female team will also lock horns with Niger Republic in the last match.