Nigeria Clinches Thrilling Victory Over Congo in Africa Men Handball Cup of Nations Placement Match

In a nail-biting encounter at the Africa Men Handball Cup of Nations in Egypt, Nigeria showcased remarkable resilience and determination as they triumphed over Congo with a narrow 27-26 victory in a placement match on Tuesday.

The Golden Arrows entered the match with a fervent zeal, but their initial efforts were met with stiff opposition from a tactically intelligent Congo side, resulting in a first-half score of 14-16 in favor of the opponents.

Undeterred, Coach Rafiu Salami rallied his team during the halftime break, and the second half witnessed an intense battle with both sides showcasing their skills. The match unfolded as a thrilling display of end-to-end action, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

As the clock ticked down, with just 20 seconds remaining on the scoreboard, the teams were deadlocked at 26-26. In a stunning turn of events, Nigeria capitalized on a fast break, securing the penultimate goal that ultimately sealed their victory at 27-26.

The standout performer of the match was the resilient center back, Hakeem Salami, whose stellar contributions earned him the well-deserved title of “Man of the Match.”

Looking ahead, Nigeria is now set to face Libya in another placement match scheduled for Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, at 7 pm. The upcoming clash promises to be another thrilling encounter as both teams vie for supremacy in the Africa Men Handball Cup of Nations. Handball enthusiasts and supporters eagerly await the outcome of this exciting tournament that continues to unfold in Egypt.


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