Handball: Nigeria Seals U-18 World Championship Ticket

Nigeria has qualified for the 2024 IHF Women’s Youth World Championship after defeating Morocco 28-14 on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship in Monastir, Tunisia.

Nigeria’s U-18 women’s handball team went into the match knowing full well that a win against their North African counterparts would qualify them for the Mundial in Asia and wasted no time to make a statement.

The IHF Women champions were dominant in the first half and went into the break with a comfortable 17-5 lead.

The Moroccans came back in the second half determined to reduce the deficit, but they met a compact Nigeria side led by coach Shittu Agboola who outscored them and won the match 28-14.

Chidera Ogwumsimba was voted MVP of the match.

The result means that Nigeria has qualified for the semi-finals of the competition and also for the first time qualified for the IHF Women’s Youth World Championship which will hold in China next year.

The team will also play in the IHF Women Trophy Intercontinental Phase later in the year as well.

Nigeria will play Egypt in the semi-finals on Friday.