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Nigeria lose first game at Gabon tourney

Nigeria lose first game at Gabon tourney

The national men’s senior handball team on Wednesday began their campaign at the 2018 African Handball
Championship in Gabon with a 29-16 loss to Angola.
The team led by coach Michael Taanghar arrived in Gabon on Monday for the competition which ends on January 28. After losing the first half 13-5, Nigeria failed to correct their first half mistakes and were further punished by the Angolans in the second half.
Nigeria are in Group B along with Egypt, Angola, DR Congo and Morocco. The first four teams in the group qualify for the quarterfinals.
Winners and runners-up of the event represent Africa at the 2019 World Men’s Handball championship.


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