Nigeria Cadet handball goalkeeper, Obinna Okwor told aclsport.com that his dream is to be a better keeper than Paris Saint-Germain Handball great, Thierry Omeyer.
The Idah Pillars goalkeeper revealed that he has all the highlights of the five times World champion goalkeeper.
“My motivation is drawn from a player outside the country. My role model in handball is Thierry Omeyer.
“Omeyer is a French handball goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain Handball and the French national team. He has won all major titles with the team: world champion (five times), European champion (three times) and Olympic champion (twice). I always watch his match and have all his highlights and looking forward to be greater than him”, Okwor said.
He said, “I started handball at a very tender age and because of my performance I was drafted straight into the U15 team of my state despite my stature”.
“My first goalkeeping experience was at the 2nd edition of the Sam Ocheho invitational championships held in 2014 and I played the 3rd edition where I was discovered. I represented Kogi state at the 2016 National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara state”.
He further said, “I eventually made the team; we went for the Africa Youth Games in Algeria, won a bronze medal, I was also part of the team who participated in the Zone 3 handball qualifiers in Rwanda where the team finished first. I participated in the 2018 Nations Cup for the Junior World Cup and Nigeria qualified after finishing third place”.
He expressed delight representing Nigeria after successfully passing the trials.
“It was a pleasure for me wearing the colours of Nigeria. In the cadet national handball team, I was the only player selected from Kogi to attend the Africa championships. We were many from the confluence state but due to my determination and focus, I was able to scale all the hurdles”.