Nigeria U18 female handball team narrowly defeated host Guniea 32-31 in her opening match of the 2019 IHF Challenge Trophy (the intercontinental phase) in Conakry.
The head coach, Yusuf Abdulkadir told www.aclsports.com that nothing will stop Nigeria from qualifying for the 2020 Women’s cadet World Handball Championship.
He said the girls took their destiny into their hands by securing the vital win three seconds to the end of the game
Abdulkadir said girls were determined to replicate the success of their male counterpart in the world.
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The Plateau Peacocks gaffer said, “The game between the host; Guinea was a tough one but I am happy we were able to secure a win against all odds in our first game. We got a goal three seconds to the end of the game and this has helped us cross the first hurdle
“My mission to Conakry, Guinea is to qualify Nigeria for the World Championships and I strongly believe the girls are up to the task”.
He revealed that Nigeria will leave Guinea with the trophy.
The ex international said, “The team has been motivated by the President Handball Federation of Nigeria, Sam Ocheho and the only way for us to reciprocate such gesture is to return back to Nigeria with the trophy”.
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