The Executive Director and Chief Executive officer of the commonwealth Handball Association Mallam Garba Attahiru who is in town for the coaching and referee clinic, has disclosed to Awoko Sports that he wants to see Sierra Leone defeat Nigeria in Handball competition.
He said that he believes that Sierra Leone can defeat Nigeria even in Nigeria if they have the human resources it would be good for the players and if they have the necessary encouragement the players would be able to achieve that goal, with what the coaches and the referees have learned during the one week clinic handball course.
He said that after this clinic course with what these coaches have learned, if they transfer it to the players and the referees are going to apply the rules during their matches the game will improve a lot.
He said when the Sierra Leone National Handball team was in Nigeria he discovered that they have a lot of talented players if only they can equip the coaches and the referees to know the technical part of the game and the rules they can make serious impact in the coming years.
The coaching expert Mallam Baba Aliyu Isa and the referee expert Major(Rtd) Yakubu Uduamokhail are both from Nigeria with a lot of experiences in Handball that is why these coaches and referees who have participated in the clinic are going to gain a lot from these two individuals.
These experts are also recognized by the international body of Handball for the contribution they have made in Handball nationally and internationally.
He went further that for Sierra Leone to create serious impact in the field of Handball they have to start the game in primary school with the youths around the age of 12 years so that by so doing they should build the foundation which would make it very easy for them to play the game.