Maccabi Holon of Israel player, Philip Kalu told www.aclsports.com he is obsessed with winning the Africa Handball Nations Cup, claiming he does not want to retire until he wins the biggest trophy in Africa.
He insisted that he will not give up on his dream of bringing the Nations Cup to Nigeria.
The Central defender revealed that he’s ready to honour any invitation if called upon after the disbandment of the senior national team.
Philip Igwe Kalu who hails from Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia state said he feels very proud representing his Country.
He said, “I have been playing for the national team since 2006; attending three All African games and five Nation’s Cup. My dream is to win the Nation’s Cup for Nigeria because I’m yet to win silverware for my country which I’m not proud of.
“I feel very proud representing my Country; it gives me a special joy and will honor the invitation if called upon because the federation last May disbanded the senior national team”.
Kalu told aclsports.com that he played for three clubs in Nigeria before leaving and is spending his 8th season in an Israeli club adding that Maccabi Holon will resume in 2 weeks time
“I have played for 3 club sides in Nigeria, Benue buffalos, Borno spiders and Kano Pillars from 2004 to 2010. I played professional handball for Latsia handball club of Cyprus from 2010 to 2011 before leaving for Maccabi Holon of Israel till date. I helped the team come back to first division in 2013 by winning the league and the Cup same year”, he said.
“It’s quite an amazing experience playing outside Nigeria because it helps you gather a lot more experience and helps you improve. My target remains the same like every other season I played, to do much better than the previous seasons, improve more and achieve a better result in the league” the player said.