Kwara State Handball Teams Clinch Gold Medals at 2023 National Youth Games

Kwara State’s handball teams emerged as the shining stars of the National Youth Games, securing gold medals in both the girls and boys handball events. The thrilling victory came as a testament to their outstanding teamwork and dedication to the sport.

In an intense showdown at the National Youth Games held in Asaba, Edo State, the female handball team from Kwara State faced a formidable challenge in the form of Sokoto State. The game was a nail-biter from start to finish, with both teams displaying exceptional skills and determination. In the end, Kwara State managed to outscore Sokoto with a final score of 27-23, securing the gold medal in the girls’ handball event.

The male handball team from Kwara State followed suit with an equally impressive performance, facing off against Niger State in the boys’ handball event. The Kwara team dominated the match, winning decisively with a final score of 37-26 and clinching the gold medal.

In the third-place matches, the girls’ handball event saw Delta State triumph over Edo State with a convincing score of 36-10, earning them the bronze medal. In the boys’ handball event, Sokoto State secured the bronze medal by defeating Adamawa State with a score of 25-20.

The final standings for the Handball events at the 2023 National Youth Games are as follows:


Kwara State (Gold)

Niger State (Silver)

Sokoto State (Bronze)


Kwara State (Gold)

Sokoto State (Silver)

Delta State (Bronze)

The impressive victories of Kwara State’s handball teams have not only brought honor and recognition to the state but also served as an inspiration to young athletes across the region. The state’s commitment to nurturing talent and promoting sports development has clearly paid off, making them the pride of the National Youth Games.

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