Nations Cup: Gbenga Cole leads 24 others into camp

Nations Cup: Gbenga Cole leads 24 others into camp

Morocco based Gbenga Cole and 24 other handball players have resumed camp ahead of the Africa Senior Men Handball Nations Cup, www.aclsports.com gathered.

The 2020 African Men’s Handball Championship will be the 24th edition of the championship and it will be held from 15 to 25 January, 2020 in Tunisia.

It will act as the African qualifying tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt.

Nigeria plays against Angola, Gabon and Libya in group B

According to the secretary General of HFN Alhaji Maigidasanma Mohammed, the listed players have commenced camping since 1st December ahead of Africa’s biggest handball championship in Lagos.

The squad boasts of 7 foreign based players, 17 prudent energy league handball players and one Division goalkeeper.

The team will be led by Rafiu Salami with Solomon Yola and Segun Tunji of Niger United as his assistants.

They will get technical support from Yerima Sylla who is on a travellers technical duty from the International Handball Federation (IHF) to assist the HFN.

 

FULL LIST:

Goal keepers

Michael Agbaji (Kano Pillars), Oladunjoye Adamolugbe (Al-Shamal HB Club, Doha, Qatar), Mohammed Abbas (Niger United) and Obinna Okwor (Confluence Stars).

Centre Back

Abubakar Atabo (Safety Shooters), Aminu Aliyu (Niger United), Emeka Adigwe (Kano Pillars), Patrick Obinna (Maccabi Holon) and Abdulmajeed Mudashiru (De Defenders).

Left Back:

Philip Kalu (Maccabi Holon), Owolabi Yaya (Lagos Seasiders) and Kingsley Okubuike (Kano Pillars)

Right Back:

Obinna Anih (Maccabi Tel Aviv HB Club, Israel), Gbenga Rotibi (Al-Rawdah HB Club, Saudi Arabia) and Abdullahi Atabo (Safety Shooters)

Right Wing:

Gbenga Cole (Mouludia Oudja HB Club, Morocco), Olaye Osamwonyi (Kano Pillars) and Faruk Yusuf (HC Butel, Macedonia)

Pivot:

Adio Owolabi (Lagos Seasiders), Emmanuel Emeana (Safety Shooters) and Chinyere Umahi (De Defenders)

Left Wing:

Mohammed Anas (Niger United), Ayomide Ibitoye (Lagos Seasiders), Chris Adamu (Kano Pillars) and Andrew Ojo (Kano Pillars)

 

Coaching crew:

Rafiu Salami (Issy Handball Club of France), Solomon Yola (Kano Pillars HB Club), Segun Tunji (Niger United HB Club) and Yerimme Sylla (IHF Appointed Technical Adviser for Nigeria).

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