Nigeria defeats Kenya at Africa Handball Nations Cup

Posted : 22 January 2024

Nigeria secured their inaugural triumph in the 26th Africa Men Handball Cup of Nations held in Egypt, notching a decisive 32-23 victory against Kenya on Sunday. 

The national team, known as the Golden Arrows and guided by Coach Rafiu Salami, exhibited a resolute determination for success from the onset of the match. 

Despite a late resurgence from Kenya, Nigeria maintained their dominance in the first half, concluding with a commendable 16-9 lead.

The second half witnessed a continuation of Nigeria's relentless efforts, as they strategically maneuvered to secure a comfortable 32-23 triumph over Kenya. 

The team's cohesive play and strategic execution demonstrated their commitment to performing at their best on the continental stage. 

The victory marked a significant achievement for Nigeria in the ongoing tournament, showcasing their capabilities and determination to compete at the highest level of handball in Africa.

With this pivotal win, Nigeria advances to the next stage and is set to face the Republic of Congo in a placement match scheduled for Tuesday at 7 pm. 

The upcoming match provides the Nigerian team with an opportunity to further solidify their standing in the competition and continue their quest for success in the Africa Men Handball Cup of Nations. 

The team's performance in the placement match will undoubtedly be closely watched by fans and enthusiasts eager to witness Nigeria's continued journey in the prestigious tournament.




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