Lagos Seasiders player, Hakeem Salami told www.aclsports.coM that he miss playing competitive handball. The former Nigeria U17 player revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic halted training, national and international championships which would have improved his skills.
Salami said he is eager to play at the 2020 Prudent Energy Handball League since the nation will not be participating at international championships.
He said, “I have missed playing handball since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the world. We thought the pandemic would take a short period but I have spent 6 months without playing.
“Some young players were lucky to have played at the National U12 and U15 Championship in Sokoto but the older players who played in the league are yet to play competitive tournament.
“The next thing on my mind is to play at the 2020 Prudent Energy Handball League if the Handball Federation of Nigeria approves the calendar.
He lauded the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for lifting the ban on non contact sports.
“When I heard over the news that the ban has been lifted on non contact sports by the Presidential Task Force, joy erupted in my heart. I commend them for doing that because sports men/women are tired of staying idle”.