BY COSMOS CHUKWUEMEKA AKISI
Nigeria Succumb To Cameroon At The Africa Women Handball Championship
Last week in football, the 1-0 defeat of the Super Eagles in a friendly match meant that Cameroon have broken an apparent 32-year jinx, beating the Nigeria Super Eagles in regulation time for the first time since August 1989.
This week, in women’s handball, a determined Nigeria side couldn’t cope with the fire power of hosts Cameroon, as they lost their second match at Africa Women Handball Championship on Thursday.
The Coach Rafiu Salami tutored side started the match with vigor and determination and much better than their performance in the first match which saw them losing slimly to Cameroon 14-13 in the first half.
Nigeria couldn’t continue with their first half momentum in the second half as the host outscored them and took advantage of their 7 metre throws to win the match 31-19.
Nigeria are still third behind with DR Congo leading the group as they defeated Kenya 42-16 earlier in the day.
Nigeria still have an opportunity to qualify for the quarter final as they must finish amongst two of the best losing teams.
It means the the Nigerian ladies must defeat Kenya in their final match to have any hope of qualifying for the the quarter final.