The DRC humiliated Nigeria in a 35-16 win during the first match of the 24th Senior Women’s Handball Africa Cup of Nations.
The group B game was played June 8 at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex in Cameroon.
The first half for DRC was much like a mother playing with a child, as Nigeria last participated in this competition in 1994. DRC opened the score and lined up several other goals with Nigeria seemingly out of the game. Nigeria struggled to make offensive moves and their inability to do the finishing and as well defending properly allowed DRC to pump more goals.
The DRC was good at dribbles which resulted to goals often masterminded by Ikondo Hillary, Pina Laugane, Moesta Vanessa and centreback Christianne Mwasesa.
DRC moved up to 15 goals while Nigeria was still at two 22 minutes into the first half. It was only in the 22nd minute that Nigeria got its third goal thanks to a penalty. The first half ended 18-3 for DRC.
In the second half, Nigeria came out stronger but it was just for a short while. The Nigerian team was able to score two goals in less than one minute of this segment.
DRC made use of counter attacks to score several goals, mostly thanks to Pina Luagane and Christianne Mwasesa.DRC next meets Kenya and Nigeria will face Cameroon on June 10 for their second group games. – Cameroon Tribune