The Nigeria’s Women Handball Team began their Africa Women Handball Championship on a losing note as they lost to DR Congo in the first match of the championship.
The match played in front of few fans at the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex saw Nigeria capitulate 16-35 to their Congolese counterparts in the first match of Group B.
The Coach Rafiu Salami tutored side could not match up to the DR Congo girls and paid dearly for some missed opportunities as the first half ended with a 18-3 score line in favour of the Congolese.
Nigeria came back with determination to reduce the deficit and better defenders and scored some important goals but they still could not outscore DR Congo.
The match ended 35-16 and DR Congo leads group B
Cameroon will play Kenya in the other group B match later on.
The Nigerian side will next play Cameroon on Thursday.
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