The head coach of Gboko Volunteers U18 team, Godwin Tondo has express delight on his side qualification into the Semifinals of the 2021 National Handball Championship in Lagos.
Gboko Volunteers beat Oyo state 33 to 7 goals in their third game of the championship to book a place in the semifinals and will face Lagos state on Tuesday.
Tondo told www.aclsports.com that his team can go ahead to enter into the final of the National Championship.
He charged his players to go all out and play according to their hearts adding that they have made him proud.
Tondo said, “I am super excited that Gboko Volunteers made it to the Semifinals. We played three matches won one, drew one and lost one. We would have beaten Kogi state but my girls did not take that game serious.
“Most teams at the championship underestimated my players before and during the screening exercise but I am happy that they prove to their doubters that handball is played on the court and not with the mouth”.
“The game against Lagos is going to be a very tough match but I have instructed the girls to play by their heart and all things being equal, we can shock Lagos in front of their fans”, he added.
Semi final fixtures:
Lagos v Gboko Volunteers (U18 Girls)
Bayelsa v Ekiti (U18 Girls)
Kwara v Suleja (U21 Girls)
Lagos v Plateau/Osun (U21 Girls)
Kwara v Niger (U21 Boys)
Lagos v Mindscope (U21 Boys)
Day 4 results:
Lagos 26-16 Ekiti (Girls), Osun 31-6 Plateau (Girls), Bayelsa 17-7 Kogi (Girls), Gboko Volunteers 32-7 Oyo (Girls), FCT 28-9 Mindscope (Boys), Kogi 18-15 Plateau (Boys), Osun 15-21 Ogun (Boys) and Ondo 34-15 Providence (Boys)
Niger 24-28 Lagos (Boys), Kwara 41-21 Ogun (Boys), Lagos 23-13 Suleja (Girls) and Sokoto 27-19 Plateau (Boys)