‘Go And Make Our Country Proud’ Sports Minister Tasks Female Handball Team

Sports Minister Sunday Dare & National Handball Team

The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development , Mr Sunday Dare  Tuesday night  paid an unscheduled visit to the camp of the female  National Handball team at the Aguyi Ironsi Military Catonment, Abuja   where he charged  them to make Nigeria  proud at  the competition.

 According to the  Minister”I’m glad to be here this evening to watch you prepare through your camping for the Africa Handball Cup of Nations  taking  place in Cameroon,I want to encourage you to see it  as an honor to represent Nigeria. I’ve watched some of you play in our league and  seen alot of talents in you, Periodically during  your camping, I’ll come around to see you as well as  send you off when you are ready to leave for Cameroon.”

The  Minister commended the  Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Nigerian Handball Federation Samuel Ocheho,  “Your President ,now  Chairman has done excellently well, as he is  a model President in our Federations whom others should take a cue from.”

On his part, Ocheho expressed appreciation to the Minister  for always supporting Handball and sports generally “it is always a pleasure to see that you come through for Handball and sports generally in the country, we do not take it for granted. We Appreciate your support and look forward to making  the country proud in Cameroon”.

While thanking the minister for finding time out of his tight schedule to visit the team, Captain of the team  Dorathy Nyugh said “it is a great joy and honour to have you here Honourable Minister, its been 20 years since the Female Handball team  last featured in the Nations Cup.

 Even after our arrival to  camp, people still had doubts but your presence here today has given us more assurance . We are energised by your encouragement  which would  gear us  to victory. 

Our Morale is high now, and we will give all necessary cooperation to our coaches and management to ensure  victory”.

The team  will be camped  for one month at the Aguyi Ironsi Cantonment  and are scheduled to leave for Cameroon on June 5th for the competition   scheduled  for 6th- 18th in Yaounde. 

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