The head coach of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Shooters handball club, Emeka Nnamani revealed that his side is better prepared for the second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball League in Lagos.
Nnamai told www.aclsports.com that his team did not do well in the first phase of the league due to poor defending and some other factors adding that they have been corrected.
The National handball U17 men’s coach said, “Well, I will say my team is better prepared for the second phase of the league. We have made our corrections from the mistakes the team made in the first phase of the league and we are hoping to do much better than the first phase if the players are ready stick to our game plans. Though we do not know how prepared other teams are”.
He further said, “Many things need to be corrected in my team which I have been trying to work on them. But let me mission two or three for the purpose of this interview; one my defense was very poor, two we lacked speed and three, we also lack discipline tactically.
He told www.aclsports.com that COAS Shooters is targeting to be amongst the top four teams at the end of the 2019 season.
The Army officer said, “My target is hit the best four God’s willing and for now, there is no missing link in my team. I have been able to combine both old and young players to form a strong team”.
Nnamani said some of the players who represented Nigeria at various international championships in 2019 will be instrumental to the success of his team.
He said, “I believe some of the players who went to various international events including the 2019 African Games in Morocco will boost the morale of the team. The team highest goal scorer, Joseph Gbawaun (with 68 goals in the first phase) is nursing a knee injury that even affected is games in the international championship and I pray he recovers soon before the start of the second phase.
The second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball League is scheduled for 5th to 17th October, 2019 at Rowe Park Sports Center, Yaba, Lagos.