HANDBALL: Coach Shittu Names 15 Players Ahead Of 19th Africa Women’s Youth Championship

Head Coach of Nigeria’s under 18 women Handball team Coach, Shittu Adewunmi Agboola has released the final list of players that will represent the players at the forthcoming 19th Africa Women’s Youth Nations Championship which will hold in Monastir, Tunisia from the 16th to the 23rd of September 2023.

The national under 18 girls handball team had been undergoing intensive training camp at the Rowe Park Sports Center in, Yaba, Lagos under the tutelage of Coach Shittu and his assistant, Bayelsa Queens manager, Coach Opuene Roberts ahead of the continental championships.

Eighteen players had been invited and after more than two weeks of camp, fifteen players were selected with many of the players the core of the team that participated and won the IHF Trophy Africa Zone 3 tourney and the IHF Trophy Africa Continental Phase in Ghana and Ivory Coast respectively.

The list has captain Esther Matthew and the Babatunde twins from Seasider Babes of Lagos, Goalkeeper Precious Samuel, Prudence Onyinyechukwu Samuel and Bello Rahima of Rima Queens, Vera John of Bayelsa Queens and Damilola Akinlade of Delta Force amongst others.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Under 18 Women Handball team defeated Aspac handball club of Benin Republic 24-21 in an international friendly tune up match on Monday in Lagos.

They will play another friendly match on Wednesday (Tomorrow).

FULL TEAM LIST

Esther Mathew – Seasider Queens
Kehinde Babatunde- Seasiders Queens
Taiwo Babatunde- Seasiders Queens
Precious Samuel- Rima Queens
Prudence Samuel- Rima Queens
Rahima Bello- Rima Queens
Chidera Ogbusimba- Rima Queens
MUNIRA KASIMU- Rima Queens
Amina Muhammad- Rima Queens
Monica OPARA- Rima Queens
Vera John- Bayelsa Queens
Damilola Akinlade – Delta Force
Amarachi Oparaugo- Imo Grasshopper
Joan Okolo- Delta Force
Lucy Onyekwere- Rima Queens

OFFICIALS

Agboola Shittu Adewunmi – Tojemarine Academy

Opuene Roberts – Bayelsa Queens.

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