The Nigeria Handball Federation has invited 23 players to camp ahead of the 2018 Africa Nations Cup in Gabon.
The secretary of the federation, Alhaji Haruna Muhd Maigidan Sama, said the 23 players invited were picked from the first phase of the camping in August.
Invited players are to report to camp in Lagos on December 3rd, under the watchful eyes of coach Michael Taangahar and assisted by Solomon Yola as assistant coach while Segun Tunji as Goalkeeper trainer.
List of invited players:
Goalkeepers:- Saka Sallau Saidu (FRCS), Olatunde Adams (Al Shamal Sports Club Doha, Qatar), Michael Solomon Agbaji (Kano Pillars) and Muktari Muhammad (FRSC).
Pivots: Sesugh Stephen Iortyer (Benue Buffalo), Akande Michael Tope (FRSC), Nneji Okiri Emeana (FRSC) and Moses Okunoma (FRSC)
Centre back: Chris Ogedegbe Ahmed (Kano Pillars) Abdulmajid Mudashiru (Civil Defence), Abubakar Atabo (FRSC), and Emeka Adigwe (Edo Dynamos).
Back left:- Philip Igwe Kalu (Maccabi holon hb Club of Israel), Samora Samuel (Nigerian Army) and Kingsley Okubuike (Kano Pillars).
Back right:- Jacob Katau Ayuba (Taraba Ambassadors), Obinna Ani (KMC Sports Club Marrakech, Morocco) and Gbenga kole (Lagos Sea siders).
Wing left: Aminu Aliyu (Niger United), Aminu Adamu (Kano Pillars) and Ibitoye Ayomide Martins (Lagos Sea siders).
Wing Right: Emmanuel Amadi (FRSC) and Osas Olaye Mathew (Edo Dynamos).
A final 16-man list will be selected for a closed camping in Cotonou on 9 January 2018 and will depart Libreville, Gabon on 15 January 2018 for the Nations Cup scheduled to take place January 17 -28.
Nigeria will feature in Group B alongside Egypt, Angola, Morocco and Congo. While Group A has Tunisia, Algeria, Cameroon, Dr Congo and host Gabon.