Handball: Nigeria Lose Second Warm-Up Match Ahead of Nations Cup

first_imgThe Nigeria national handball team suffered another set back in their preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations as they lost to Tunisian clubside Olympique Souliman on Wednesday in their second preparatory match ahead of the tournament.The latest defeat comes on the heels of an earlier loss to Morocco in the first game of their build-up to the tournament which begins in Tunisia on 16 January.The Tunisian topflight club edged the Nigerians 23-21 in the game played in the Tunisian city of Sulayman.Notwithstanding two defeats on the bounce for the handball national team, technical director of the HFN Mr Ferdinand Emeana said the team are enjoying the best possible preparations for the championship and said the players have acclimatised quite well to the local weather conditions. Emeana also revealed that two more friendly matches have been lined up for the team against Cameroon on Friday and DR Congo on Saturday.Also Read: Ocheho Targets Maiden World Cup Berth At 2020 African Handball Nations C/ship – (AUDIO)Nigeria have been drawn with Angola, Gabon and Libya in Group B at the championship which will hold from 16 to 26 January and also doubles as a qualifying tournament for the 2021 World Cup.RelatedCoach Salami Upbeat About Nigeria’s Chances As Handball Nations Cup CommencesJanuary 16, 2020In “Handball”Handball: Nigeria Bows Before Morocco Ahead of Africa Nations CupJanuary 5, 2020In “Handball”Handball: Nigeria See Of DR Congo In Final Warm-Up Match Ahead of Nations CupJanuary 13, 2020In “Handball”last_img read more

Fishing report 926

first_imgIt’s almost October and chinook catches are fading, with the better bite in the past week downstream of Woodland.Washington’s sampling found only 25 percent of the chinook handled downstream of Warrior Rock were fin clipped and kept. Starting today, any chinook — fin-clipped or not — can be kept between Buoy 10 and the Warrior Rock line.The gillnetters will fish from the ocean to Beacon Rock tonight and Sunday night.Buoy 10 is yielding some coho. Oregon sampled 49 boaters with 18 coho kept plus two chinook and 16 coho released. Goose Lake has been stocked with 1,300 cutthroat trout averaging more than a pound.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Lower Columbia — Cathlamet, 31 boaters with seven adult fall chinook salmon released. (WDFW)Westport, Ore., to Portland, 283 boat rods with 10 adult chinook and two jacks kept plus 39 adult chinook released; 15 Oregon bank rods with no catch. (ODFW)Longview, 307 boaters with 24 adult chinook and one steelhead kept plus 41 adult chinook released; 119 bank rods with 16 adult chinook and one steelhead kept plus 40 adult chinook released. (WDFW)Cowlitz River mouth, 135 bank rods with 18 adult chinook, one jack chinook and seven adult coho kept plus 78 adult chinook released. (WDFW)Kalama, 115 boaters with seven adult chinook kept and 29 released; 236 bank rods with 42 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus 127 adult chinook released. (WDFW)Woodland, 142 boaters with 18 adult chinook and one jack kept plus 59 adult chinook released; 80 bank rods with nine adult chinook kept plus 23 adult chinook and one jack released. (WDFW)last_img read more