Nigeria has been drawn in Group B of the upcoming 24th Africa Women Handball Championship together with the hosts, Cameroun, DR Congo and Kenya.
Reacting on the group’s pairing, Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) president, Sam Ocheho admitted that the group is tough but added that preparation is already in place to ensure the team to do well in the championship.
“The national women handball team will not find it easy in the group but the HFN will do everything possible to ensure that they support and motivate the team to do well in the championship and then qualify for the world championship,” said the HFN boss.
In Group A are Senegal, Tunisia, Guinea and Madagascar.
Defending champions, Angola are in Group C alongside Congo, Algeria and Cape Verde.
Nigeria will participate in their 9th Africa Women Handball championship. The last time the women national team qualified for the championship was in 1994 when they came fifth 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 in 1983 where they lost to Congo by 14-27.
The Africa Women Handball Championship 2021 will hold in Yaoundé, Cameroun from June 10 through to 20, 2021.
Cameroun will engage the East Africans, Kenya in the opening match of the championship.
Group A: Senegal, Tunisia, Guinea, Madagascar
Group B: Cameroun, DR Congo, Nigeria, Kenya
Group C: Angola, Congo, Algeria, Cape Verde