Plateau Peacock winger, Hope Sunday has stated that Nigeria will deliver at the 2019 IHF Challenge Trophy. The IHF Challenge Trophy is billed for Niamey, Niger Republic from 25th February to 3rd March, 2019.
The U18 player expressed delight getting an invite to the National female handball team.
She told www.aclsports.com that the 2018 handball season was a success because she won her first major title and finished second at the National Sports Festival.
“It was a very proud moment to get called-up by Nigeria and the prospect of representing my country is very exciting. We are all aware of what Nigerians expect from us. We will prepare hard and strive to deliver.
“My target is to help my country win the U18 IHF Challenge Trophy and contribute my quota to the development female handball in Nigeria. And with God, we will make everyone in the country happy”, she told www.aclsports.com.
The winger who started handball in 2016 disclosed that coach Yusuf Abdulkadir trained her and made her debut at the first phase of the Prudent Energy Handball League in Abuja.
The Jos based player said, “I love handball because it is the first sport I ever participated actively in. I started handball July 2016 and the currently Head Coach of Plateau Peacocks, Yusuf Abdulkadir trained me from day one.
“The first ever handball tournament I attended was the first phase of the Prudent Energy Handball League in Abuja and my first international championships I featured in is the Zone 2 and 3 Africa U18 female handball championships in Yamoussoukro where I won the Most Valuable Player”.
She said, “My toughest match was against Seasiders Babes at the Prudent Energy Handball League in Lagos”.