Coach Rafiu Salami has picked sixteen players to represent Nigeria at the Women’s Africa Handball Championship which is slated to hold from 6 June in Cameroon.
The team is expected to travel to Yaoundé, Cameroon on Friday wherein they will play in Group B against host Cameroon, DR Congo and Kenya.
Leading the team is Benue Queen’s left back Dorathy Nyagh alongside Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020 best goalkeeper Toyin Yusuf of Plateau Peacocks.
The duo of Prudent Energy Handball Premier League Champions Adorable Angels of Kwara Muhinat Yusuf and Wuruola Nuhu are included while Edo Dynamos duo Alaska Palang and Daina Saaloo makes the cut.
Safety Babes quartet of Patience Amodu,Chisom Umeh, Ruth Ojo Iko and Taiwo Raji are included while Benin Republic based players Rachael Ovetuo and Mercy Audu are the only foreign based players to make the final team list.
Ahead of the tournament, the women’s national handball team has been in intensive training camp at the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment, Abuja, overseen by Salami and assistant coach Yusuf Abdukadir. The team has also played a series of preparatory matches as they gear up for the competition.
Nigeria Team For Women’s Africa Handball Nations Cup.
- Toyin Yusuf (PLATEAU PEACOCKS)
- Patience Amodu (SAFETY BABES)
- Alaska Palang (EDO DYNAMOS)
- Daina Saaloo (EDO DYNAMOS)
- Rachael Ovetuo (ASPAC, Benin Republic)
- Khadijat Musbau (SEASIDER BABES)
- Mercy Audu (ASPAC, Benin Republic)
- Ahamefula C. Grace (ABIA VALIANTS)
- Chisome Umeh (SAFETY BABES)
- Dorathy Nyagh (BENUE QUEENS)
- Ruth Ojo Iko (SAFETY BABES)
- Taiwo Raji (SAFETY BABES)
- Muhinat Yusuf (KWARA ADORABLE ANGELS)
- Adaobi Okoro (DEFENDER BABES)
- Ashiawu Wuraola Nuhu (KWARA ADORABLE ANGELS)
- Ugochi Nnadi (IMO GRASSHOPPERS)
Rafiu Salami – HEAD COACH (Issy Handball Club, Masculin, France)
Yusuf Ibrahim Abdulkadir – COACH (Plateau Peacocks, Nigeria)