Imo Grasshoppers goalkeeper, Chidinma Anosike who was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) day 3 at the Prudent Energy Handball League in Lagos said handball changed her perception about life and taught her how to tolerate in the face of challenges.
Anosike told www.aclsports.com that handball made her a better person in life. The Captain of the Owerri based team said she started handball in her primary school days.
She said, “I started handball when I was in Umuchiaku Lowa primary school in Owerri, continued playing at Okata Comprehensive Secondary school and at Imo State University.
“The game handball has done a lot in my life, changed my perceptions and impacted so much knowledge in me; you know people say knowledge is power. I have acquired much power, how to endure, how to tolerate and how to motivate others.
“Life itself is not easy. You must learn how to cope, motivate others; make others smile and not just muscling others around. Even when you think that things are not in your favour, still pause, because God has a way of turning things around”.
Anosike said playing for Nigeria at the international scene is challenging.
She said, “I started playing professional handball for Imo Grasshoppers of Owerri but played on loan for Abia Valliants, Desert Queens of Kastina and Defender Babes.
“Playing for Nigeria at the international scene has not been easy but I must thank God for the new board especially Samuel Ocheho because since he became President, the game of handball has experienced drastic change and the grassroots is also affected. And I strongly believe that things will soon turn around for handball in this country”.