Nigeria handball team makes history, hits 2024 World Championship
Nigeria has qualified for the 2024 International Handball Federation (IHF) Women’s Youth World Championship taking place in China. The team defeated Morocco 28-14 in the quarterfinal of the ongoing Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship taking place in Monastir, Tunisia.
The Nigeria’s U-18 women’s handball team took the quarterfinal match against Morocco with determination, knowing that a victory will qualify them for the World Championship.
The Nigerian side, led by Coach Shittu Adewunmi, gave a good account of themselves throughout the duration of the encounter, with Chidera Ogwumsimba emerging as MVP of the match.
According the NHF, this is the first time in history that the U-18 Women’s team would be taking part in the World Championship.
This U-18 women’s team will also play in the IHF Women Trophy Intercontinental Phase later in the year. Nigeria will play Egypt in the semifinals of the African Youth Handball Championship today at 6:30pm.