Mountada Derb Sultan Handball Club new signing, Farouk Yusuf said his aim is to win the Moroccan league and Africa club championships with his new team.
Yusuf told www.aclsports.com that his dream of playing professional handball outside the country is becoming a reality.
The former NSCDC player who is currently the youngest professional handball player in Nigeria said he wished his father was alive to see him achieve his dreams.
Asked how he feels becoming a professional player at an early age, Yusuf said, “I am very happy to accomplish this feat because every day I wake, I pray for this. Immediately I was informed of the trials with Mountada Derb Sultan Handball Club, I knew God has finally answered my prayers”.
Yusuf said he almost quit handball after he lost his father in 2015 adding his motivation comes from his mother and coach.
“I almost gave up on handball after my father died in 2015 but I am happy that my father witnessed two of my international trips to Sweden with the U15 team in 2013 and 2014.
“After his death, my mother supported me and told me never to give up on my dreams and aspiration. That was when the U15 coach of Sokoto handball team, Suleiman Madodo took me as a son and encouraged me to continue playing handball”, he said.
The former Sokoto Rima player promised to be a good ambassador of the Handball Federation of Nigeria.
“I want to thank our President, Samuel Ocheho for believing in my abilities and I promise to make him proud. I assure my family, friends and the Nigeria handball family that I will not let them down”, he added