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African Games: Nigeria defeat Mali, qualify for men handball semi-finals



Nigeria’s men handball team defeated their Malian counterparts 30-18 on Friday to qualify for the semi-finals of their event at the ongoing African Games in Ghana.

NEWSVERGE reports that team, also known as the Golden Arrows, won their first match 38-19 against Togo.

The team’s Coach, Solomon Yola, told NEWVERGE that they would finish on the podium.

“The boys are here (Ghana) for a serious business, they want to pick a medal at the end of the competition.

“They will fight whoever they are meeting in the semi-final; if possible, we will feature in the final game and win it.

“My players have all it takes to win the final match and that is our target,” he said.

NEWSVERGE reports that the 13th African Games, which started on March 8, is expected to end on March 23.

Georgina Adegbie

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