30 handball players resume camp ahead Africa championship

Ahead of the 2022 African Men’s Handball Championship scheduled to hold in Morocco, all 30 players invited by the technical adviser of the senior men national handball team, Coach Rafiu Salami, have arrived at camp.

The 30 players arrived in Abuja for camping after the executive board of the Handball Federation of Nigeria approved the list of players for preparation for the Nation’s Cup that is in its 25th edition.

The Africa Men Handball Championship, which will hold from January 13 to 23 2022, is the African qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship in Poland and Sweden.

KS Vive Kielce player, Faruk Yusuf and Israel-based Obinna Annih top the list of the invited players.

The coach also extended invitations to several players who participated at the just concluded Prudent Energy Handball Premier League.

Some of the players include Goalkeeper Sanni Bature and his Kano Pillars teammates, Stephen Sesugh and Chris Ogedengbe, Confluence Stars duo Anthony Agada and Cameroon-born Michael John, Sokoto Rima’s Abbas Mohammed among others.

Also included are overseas-based players led by Annih and Kielce Vive of Poland sensation Yusuf.

Salami will be assisted by league winning Kano Pillars gaffer, Solomon Yola and goalkeeper trainer Segun Tunji.

Nigeria has participated in eleven editions of the Africa Men Handball Nations with their best outing recorded in the 1998 edition held in South Africa where they finished 4th after losing to Egypt 35-26.