National Handball Coach optimistic of good performance at African Cup of Nations

Posted : 18 January 2024

Solomon Yola, the coach of the Nigeria Men's Handball National Team, has expressed confidence that the team will excel at the African Men’s Handball Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The coach, in Abuja, disclosed that the team has undergone rigorous training. He mentioned that 16 players were selected out of the 27 invited for camping to represent the country at the championship.

“We have strengthened all the departments of the team, starting from Pivot, left back, right back, center back. Right-wing, left-wing, and especially the goalkeeper, which is the most delicate part of the team. The team will do their best to finish in a good position at the end of the tournament,” he said.

Recall that the team traveled to Cairo on Monday afternoon through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The team, also known as the Golden Arrows, will be making their 15th appearance at the Nations Cup. Their best tournament was in South Africa in 1998, where they finished fourth.

Nigeria is in Group D alongside 10-time champions Tunisia, Angola, and Kenya. The team will face Angola in their first match. They will play Tunisia on Friday at 7 pm Nigerian time and play Kenya in their last group match on Sunday at 1 pm Nigerian time.

The 26th Africa Men's Handball Nations Cup will commence on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt, and is expected to end on Jan. 29.



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