Nigeria To Play Angola, Gabon At Handball Nations Cup
Nigeria will play in group B with Angola, Gabon and Libya at the 24th edition of the Men’s Senior Handball Africa Nations Cup scheduled for 15th to 25th January 2020 in Tunisia.
The tournament will also serve as African qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and 2021 World Championship in Egypt.
Technical director of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Coach Ferdinand Emeana is confident that with good preparations, Nigeria can advance from a group which he described as tricky.
Coach Emeana has also charged the ministry of sports to support the team with funds to prepare adequately for the tournament so they can impress and ultimately pick a ticket to the Olympics and world championship.
“For me, I wouldn’t say whether the group is cheap or tough. Ours is to give the country a good representation and that means picking a world cup ticket and Olympics ticket.
It’s not going to be easy but the players are determined and the board is determined. What I request is the support of the government”
We need to prepare well to get a good result, I expect that the team will go on playing tour before the championship. Looking at the performance of the team at the last All Africa Games, if well motivated, we’ll stun Africa”. He concluded.
Nigeria reached the quarter-final of the 2019 African games in Morocco and will hope to do better at the Africa Nations Cup.
2020 AFRICAN MEN’S HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP