By Angu Lesley
The Handball Lionesses of Cameroon have suffered a heavy defeat in their opening fixture of the 25th edition of the World Handball championship in Madrid-Spain.
Ekoh Karisha and mates suffer a 40-18 defeat against great Russia side that simply outclassed their opponent.
Mbeng Noël and mates struggled to get hold of the ball all evening as Russians showed their class.
Berthe Abiabakon and mates struggled from the first-half as the Russian opened a 17-10 lead on them before the break.
Pétronie Ateba Engadi and the rest of their Cameroon colleagues struggled more in the second segment, conceding 23 goals and adding just eight goals to what they had achieved in the first segment.
The first official game between Russia and Cameroon ended in favour of the European nation.
Coach Serge Christian Guebogo must quickly galvanize his 16 players to quickly shift their attention to the next game against Serbia and Poland.
The 2021 World Women’s Handball Championship began this Wednesday, December 1 and is expected to run till December 19, 2021.
A total of 32 teams will be competing to replace the Nederland who emerged champions in 2019.
This, as the International Handball Federation, IHF, is holding its first ever extended version of 32 nations championship after switching from its a 24 nation format beginning with the 2021 edition.
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