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African Women Handball Championship: Nigeria lose to Cameroon in second game

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African Women Handball Championship: Nigeria lose to Cameroon in second game

By Georgina Adegbie

The Nigerian women’s handball team, Thursday in Yaoundé, lost 19-31 to their Cameroonian hosts in their second match of the African Women’s Handball Championship.

During the match at the Multipurpose Sports Center, the Nigerian girls could not face the firepower of the Cameroonian hosts.

They started the match with vigor and determination and were much better than they were in their first match, which they also lost heavily to DR Congo.

This time around, they lost to Cameroon 13-14 in the first half.

But they couldn’t keep that momentum from the first half into the second half and the hosts dominated them and used their seven-meter throws to win the game 31-19.

The Nigerian team are still third in their group, with DR Congo leading the group after beating Kenya 42-16 earlier in the day.

Nigeria still have a chance to advance to the quarter-finals as they have to finish among two of the top losing teams.

This means the ladies have to defeat Kenya in their final Group B match to have any hope of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the Nigerian team will now face Kenya on Saturday. (NAA)

(NAN)

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