Nigeria’s men’s handball national team head coach of Rafiu Salami has invited KS Vive Kielce player Faruk Yusuf, Israel-based Obinna Annih and twenty-eight other players to camp ahead of the 2022 African Men’s Handball Championship in Morocco.
A Nigeria Handball Federation statement said the invited players have all arrived Abuja for the camp in preparation for the 25th edition of the Nations Cup.
The HFN say invited players include goalkeeper Sanni Bature and his Kano Pillars teammates, Stephen Sesugh and Chris Ogedengbe, Confluence Stars duo of Anthony Agada and Cameroon-born Michael John, Sokoto Rima’s Abbas Mohammed who stood out in the just concluded Prudent Energy Handball Premier League.
Head coach Salami will be assisted by Kano Pillars league winning coach Solomon Yola and goalkeeper trainer Segun Tunji.
Nigeria has participated in eleven editions of the Africa Men Handball Nations and achieved their highest finish of 4th-place at the 1998 edition in South Africa.
The Africa Men’s Handball Championship, which will hold from 13 to 23 January 2022, is the African qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship in Poland and Sweden.
List of the 30 Invited Players
- Adamolugbe Oladunjoye -POLICE MACHINE
- Solomon Agbaji – ASPAC OF BENIN REP.
- Mohammed Sani Bature -KANO PILLARS
- Mohammed Abbas -SOKOTO RIMA
- Oseni Danasabe – D-DEFENDERS
- Stephen Sessugh KANO PILLARS
- Dele Kelvin Gbenga -CONFLUENCE STARS
- Igwekire Joseph -SOKOTO RIMA
- Umahi Chinyere D-DEFENDERS
- Mohammed Anas -SOKOTO RIMA
- .Ajibike Kareem -TOJEMARINE
- Andrew Ojo -KANO PILLARS
- Aminu Chris Adamu -FLOWERS OF BENIN REP.
- Ahmed Chris Ogedengbe -KANO PILLARS
- Aminu Aliyu -NIGER UNITED
- Kassim Yazid -NIGER UNITED
- Ibrahim Dikko -SEASIDERS
- Abubakar Atabo -SAFETY SHOOTERS
- Anthony Agada -CONFLUENCE STARS
- .Mudashiru Abdulmajeed D-DEFENDERS
- John Michael -CONFLUENCE STARS
- Okubuike Kingsley -FLOWERS OF BENIN REP.
- Adigwe Emeka -FLOWERS OF BENIN REP.
- Kingdom Amanaka -SAFETY SHOOTERS
- Seun Adeleke -TOJEMARINE
- Yusuf Faruk -POLAND
- Ani Obinna -ISRAEL
- Obinna Patrick -ISRAEL
- Rotibi Gbenga -MOROCCO
- Cole Gbenga Tobi -MOROCCO