IHF Trophy Intercontinental Phase U-19 / U-20, J2: Guinea lost, a dead heat for Nigeria!

by | Mar 11, 2023 | News | 0 comments

The intercontinental phase of the IHF Trophy U-19 and U-20 is taking place in Costa Rica. Guinea in Juniors lost its second game in this tournament, while Nigeria managed to get a null result against Guadeloupe.

Tuesday night, Guinea’s junior national team faced Britain for the second day of the intercontinental phase of IHF Trophy. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of Malick Rachid Camara’s protégés, the British team won with a final score of 32-26.

Nigeria, meanwhile, obtained a crucial draw against Guadeloupe. This Thursday night, Nigeria struggled to obtain a 32-32 against Guadeloupe. Led at the break by a score of 13-19 against the strong Guadeloupe team headed by their tactician coach, Sladjana Topic, the young Nigerian handball players pushed to the limit to get back on track. For the second time in a row, Azeez Olaitan Suliamona (Man of the match) allowed Nigeria to win the second part 19-13 for a final score of 32-32.

But it was the goalkeepers fight that kept the fans in the BN Arena breathless. Guadeloupe’s last line of defense Wylann Cyprien-Tel saved several of Nigeria’s shots while goalkeeper Samuel Obabori, who was in a fantastic form, saved two shots, seconds before the end of the game.