The National U-18 women handball team won their second game at the ongoing IHF Challenge Trophy in Niamey, Niger Republic while their U-20 counterparts got a maiden win after suffering a defeat to the Benin Republic in their first game.
The U-18 cadet team spurred on by their 50-11 thrashing of Togo on Monday at the International Handball Federation sanctioned tournament, carried on in similar fashion when they comfortably dispatched the Benin Republic 34-22 on Tuesday at the Academie Stadium in Naimey.
The Benin Republic have now lost two games on the bounce following an opening defeat to hosts Niger Republic and now hang on by a thread.
Meanwhile taking a cue from their U-18 counterparts, Nigeria’s U-20 national women handball team bounced back from a loss to the Benin Republic to trounce Togo 31-19 on Tuesday.
Reacting to the victory of both teams, the Technical Director of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Mr. Ferdinand Emeanaa praised the resilience of both teams and urged them not to rest on their oars and to do more to make the country proud.
In a similar vein, the Secretary-General of the HFN Maigidansanma Mohammed also congratulated the teams and praised their coaches for a job well done.