Nigeria has qualified for the 2024 IHF Women’s Youth World Championship after defeating Morocco 28-14, Wednesday, in the quarter final of the Africa Women’s Youth Handball Championship in Monastir, Tunisia.
The Nigeria’s under 18 women handball team went into the match with seriousness it deserves knowing fully well that a victory will qualify them for the mundial and with that mindset they thoroughly took the bull by the horn as they comfortably won the first half 17-5.
The Moroccans came back in the second half determined to reduce the deficit but they met a compact Nigeria side led by Coach Shittu Adewunmi 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 qualified for the first time in history for the IHF Women’s Youth World Championship which will hold in China next year.
This 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 at 6:30pm