Nigeria, Friday evening, defeated Tahiti with an annihilating 61-21 victory at the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Phase 2023 ongoing in Costa Rica.
The national under 18 male handball team, obviously learning from the turnovers committed in their 32-32 draw game against Guadaloupe, went into the business of the day as the roast the Tahitians with decisive and almost near perfect display of handballing skills making them to win the first half 27-5.
The second half was a continuation of the first half with player of the match goalkeeper Fuad Gbolahun providing opportunities for the on court players to score many of their fast break goals thereby winning the second half 34-16. This is as the Tahitians came out to play.
Nigeria had 81 total shots with 76% all shot efficiency. They got several of their goals mostly through fast breaks.
They now lead the standing with 5 points same point as Guadaloupe but with more goals scored. Guadaloupe defeated Georgia 33-29.
The Coach Emeka Nnamani tutored side will play Georgia on Saturday (12am WAT on Sunday) and a victory will see Nigeria crowned champion.