Gallant Cadet and Junior National Handball teams arrived Nigeria after impressive outing at IHF international trophy challenge in Kosovo
Special Assistant to HFN President, Cosmos Chukwuemeka Akisi who disclosed this to newsmen said the national under 19 and 21 male handball teams arrived Nigeria on Monday night after their outstanding performance at the just concluded IHF International Trophy Challenge in Kosovo.
Receiving them at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos was the President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Mr. Sam Ocheho and some members of the board as well as pressmen.
Ocheho praised the teams for making Nigeria proud and promised that the federation will continue to support the teams.
Alhaji Maigidasanma Mohammed, secretary General of HFN, who is the leader of the delegation to Kosovo thanked all Nigerians for the goodwill messages, prayers and support for the teams.
The national under 19 male handball team came second as they lost narrowly to Chinese Taipei in the final 27-26.
They had played the Chinese Taipeins in the first game of their group 36-18 but bounced back to defeat Paraguay 34-21
The cadet team then defeated Canada 32-25 to advance to the final.
The national under 21 male handball team, meanwhile defeated Australia 37-21 in a classification match to finish fifth in the under 21 category.
The junior male national team had lost out in the preliminary stage as they suffered slim defeats to Chinese Taipei and host, Kosovo.