The Head Coach of Kogi U18 team, Peter Philip said his players made him an accomplished man at the just concluded National U18 and 21 handball championships in Lagos.
Kogi state defeated highly rated Lagos state 42-34 in the final of the U18 male game.
Philip told www.aclsports.com that his team where determined to write their names in the history books of handball in Nigeria.
He promised to sustain the drive, energy and momentum of the players.
Philip said, “Today, I am a happy man because we beat Lagos in the final in front of their supporters. I came here last year for the U12 championships and finished second.
“Remember I told you that I have read Lagos team and they play a pattern which is running with the ball. All I told my players was to slow the Lagos players down and they did exactly what I told them. I am leaving Lagos an accomplished man because of my players”.
He further said, “This boys will be kept together for a long period of time because of their team spirit and I am also using this medium to call on our supporting governor to assist the team whenever the Federation gives a slot for the World U18 championships. Before we attended this championship, the state government and our chairman supported us financially and morally”.
The former junior national goalkeeper promised to build a formidable team that can shock the country.