The Nigeria Men's Handball National Team arrived in Egypt on Monday night ahead of the 26th Africa Men's Handball Nations Cup, which will commence on Wednesday.
The team underwent an intensive training camp in Abuja for over a month under the watchful eyes of Coach Rafiu Salami, alongside his Assistant Coach Solomon Yola. They rounded up the camp on Sunday before traveling to Cairo on Monday afternoon through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Coach Rafiu had also selected 16 players out of the 27 invited for the camp, and they will compete against ten-time champion Tunisia, Angola, and Kenya in Group D of the Nations Cup.
An executive member of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) representing the North-East zone, Alhaji Husseini Mohammed Abdukadir, who saw off the team to the airport, charged the Golden Arrows to make Nigeria proud and exhibit good conduct as they strive to make a significant impact at the Nations Cup.
The Nigeria team delegation, led by the Secretary-General of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), Mr. Almu Umar Lambu, landed at Cairo International Airport past 9 pm local time and will train on Tuesday.
The Golden Arrows will kick off their Africa Handball Nations Cup campaign by facing Angola in their first match at 3 pm Nigeria time (4 pm local time) on Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. They will then play against Tunisia two days later (Friday) at 7 pm Nigeria time and face Kenya on Sunday at 1 pm Nigeria time.