Stakeholders in the Nigeria Handball Family have expressed their excitement as Nigeria qualifies for the quarter final of the Africa Women Handball Championship in Cameroon.
Secretary General of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation of Nigeria who is also a former Handball player, Mr. Chimezie Asiegbu praised the Samuel Ocheho-led Caretaker Committee of the Handball Federation of Nigeria for opening the path for Nigeria to do well in International competition.
According to him, attending the Africa Women Handball Championship after several years, winning their first match after a long time and qualifying for the quarter final as well, are big pluses which must be sustained.
‘So far so good, Handball has be doing an excellent job” Asiegbu said.
“Attending this championship after many years of absence is a plus for us. Winning a match is another plus. Qualifying for quarter finals is a big plus and cheering news to all the Handball family” he said.
Asiegbu further reiterated that with consistency and great momentum, Nigeria will regain her spot as one of the biggest Handball countries in Africa and the World.
“We have never had it so good like this since after Maj. Gen. Ishola Williams (rtd).
If we continue with this momentum, I bet anybody that in less than 4 years we will be seriously robbing shoulders with the likes of Egypt, Tunisia , Angola etc in Africa and we will be competing for honours with the rest of the world”.
Nigeria qualifies for the quarter final of the Africa Women Handball Championship for the first time since 1992 edition in Morocco when they finished fourth and since 1994 when they last participated in the competition.