30 handball players return to camp before the African championship

Forward From the 2022 African Men’s Handball Championship scheduled for Morocco, the 30 players invited by the technical advisor of the senior men’s national handball team, coach Rafiu Salami, arrived at the camp.

The 30 players arrived in Abuja for camping after the Nigeria Handball Federation Board of Directors approved the list of players for the preparation of the 25th Nations Cup.

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

KS player Vive Kielce, Faruk Yusuf and Israel-based Obinna Annih are at the top of the guest list.

The coach also sent out invitations to several players who participated in the recently 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 Cameroonian Michael John, Abbas Mohammed of Sokoto Rima, among others.

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

Salami will be assisted by League-winning Kano Pillars coach Solomon Yola and goalkeeper coach Segun Tunji.

Nigeria have 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.

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