Nigeria unveil squad for Handball African Nations Cup

Head coach of Nigeria Men’s Handball Senior Team, Rafiu Salami has announced his final 16-man squad for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations in Cairo, Egypt.

The 26th African Men’s Handball Championships will be held from 17th to 27th January, 2024 in Egypt.

The list consists of three goalkeepers, nine defenders, five midfielders and eight forwards.

Benin Republic-based goalkeeper Michael Agbaji is picked alongside Obinna Okwor of Confluence Stars and Abass Muhammed of Niger United). Ibrahim Dikko and Hakeem Salami of Adidja were selsted for the positions of Centre Back.

Eight players will be making their debut for the senior national team includes; Abass Muhammed, Ibrahim Dikko, Joseph Gbawuan, Daniel Bello, John Shagari, Hakeem Salami, Andrew Ojo and Osamwonyi Olaye.

The Golden Arrows will kick off their quest and will take on Angola on Wednesday, 17th January in their first match of Group D, before further clashes with Tunisia on January 19th and Kenya on January 21.

Final List:

Goalkeepers: Michael Agbaji, Obinna Okwor and Abass Muhammed

Pivot: Stephen Sessugh and Daniel Bello

Left Back: John Shagari and Joseph Gbawan

Right Back: Yusuf Faruk, Obinna Anih and Rotibi Gbenga

Centre Back: Ibrahim Dikko and Hakeem Salami

Right Wing: Osamwonyi Olaye and Gbenga cole

Left Wing: Anas Muhammad and Andrew Ojo.