Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Barr. Isaac Danladi, has charged players and officials of the State Male Handball team to make the State proud at the forthcoming National Division One Handball League slated for Benin City, Edo State, from 21st-29th July, 2023.

Danladi gave the directive on Friday when he played host to the delegation before their departure for the event venue.

He said, “We are aware that you are going to participate in the National Handball qualification event in Benin City, Edo State.

“We want to encourage you and wish you well as you head to the event.

“The Governor has graciously approved and released funds meant for this competition in order to boost your morale throughout the event. So, you are going into this competition without any backlog or hiccups, but with all your entitlements intact.

“To whom much is given, much is also expected. Seize this opportunity to write your names in gold.

“We are hopeful you won’t disappoint us. So, go and make the Governor, Nasarawa State and the entire citizens proud there.

“You are ambassadors of the State, never hesitate to inform us should you encounter any problems in the course of the Competition.

“May God be with you, both to event and back home, and it’s our earnest prayer that we qualify into the crucial segment of the Competition.”

Technical Adviser of the State’s Handball Team, Coach Musa Oji Sabo, who spoke on behalf of the departing delegation, assured the Governor, the Permanent Secretary and the good people of the State of their readiness to justify the confidence reposed in them by winning the league.

He thanked Governor Abdullahi Sule for providing funds to the Team to participate in the Competition.

Oji disclosed that the support of the Permanent Secretary and that of the Ministry to the team is prominent as it would further boost their spirits at the event.

The Nasarawa State delegation consists of eighteen Players, three Coaches and two Officials, comprising the Ministry’s Director of Sports Organizing and Secretary of the State’s Handball Association.

Eche Amos(Fellow, CBS),
Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.


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