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IHF Women's Trophy Intercontinental Phase Final: Nigeria finish second after defeat by Kosovo

Posted : 04 March 2024

Nigeria's U-18 women's handball team finished second after their 22-16 defeat by Kosovo on Sunday in the final of the IHF Women's Trophy Intercontinental Phase in Tashkent, Kosovo.

Nigeria, who maintained a hundred percent winning streak from the zonal phase through the intercontinental phase until reaching the final, understood the significance of carrying not only the country's flag but also that of the African continent. They started the match with that zeal in the first half.

With a 75 percent shot accuracy, Nigeria played with determination, leading to a 10-10 draw in the first half.

However, the second half presented different challenges, as turnovers limited the girls, and Kosovo capitalized on their chances from various positions, including near side, 9 meters, wings, and fast breaks, defeating Nigeria 22-16.

The Coach Shittu Adewunmi Agboola-tutored side attempted 30 shots compared to 35 from the opponents, scoring most of their goals from the 7 meters and near shots.

Their overall shot accuracy was 53 percent, and they will lament the turnovers and missed opportunities.

Top players for Nigeria were Amina Munira, Joan Anwulika Okolo, and Chidera Ogbusimba, while Orgesa Gola delivered an outstanding performance for Kosovo.

Next up for Nigeria is the IHF World Championship in China later this year.


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