Nigeria has been paired in group B of the 24th Africa Women Handball Championship alongside host, Cameroon.
Others in the group include DR Congo and Kenya.
Reacting to the group, the president of the Handball Federation of Nigeria Mr. Sam Ocheho says it is a tough group but preparation is already in place for the team, to do well in the championship.
While noting that the National Women Handball team won’t find it easy in the group, Ocheho declared that the HFN will everything possible to ensure that they support and motivate the team to do well in the championship and then qualify for the world championship.
In group A, Senegal, Tunisia, Guinea, and Madagascar are drawn together.
Defending Champion Angola are drawn in Group C alongside Congo, Algeria, and Cape Verde.
Nigeria will participate in their 9th Africa Women Handball Championship. The last time the women’s national team qualified for the championship was in 1994 when they came 5th in Tunisia.
They have won the competition once at the 1991 edition which was held in Egypt where they defeated Angola in the final and the only other time they were in the final was 1983 where they lost to Congo by 27-14.
The Africa Women Handball Championship 2021 will hold in Yaoundé, Cameroon from June 10 through to 20, 2021.
Cameroon will play Kenya in the opening match of the championship.
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