Dorothy Nyagh (1st Left), Captain of Nigeria’s Senior Women Team
Key stakeholders in Nigeria’s handball have lauded the decision by organizers of the North Central Handball Championships, to host this year’s edition of the Region tournament, in Makurdi, Benue State.
Among them is the Captain of the nation’s senior women’s handball team, Dorothy Nyagh, who described the decision to host the 3rd edition of the North Central handball championships (for men and women) in Makurdi, Benue State, as very heartwarming.
In an interview with the tournament’s media team, Dorothy Nyagh said aside from the benefit of aiding the Handball Federation of Nigeria in popularizing the sport by taking the game to the people; it is for her ‘a sort of home coming‘.
Until a few months ago, when she jumped ship to join the NSCDC D-Defender Babes of Abuja, Dorothy was captain of Benue Queens, a team she led to gain promotion, from the championship to the Prudent Energy-sponsored premier league.
Head Coach in charge of Benue State-owned Queens and the male team, Buffalos, Michael Taangahar, in a separate chat, conceded that seeing Nyagh leave was quite difficult.
Taangahar played for the Senior men’s national side, before going to France to play professional handball.
The week-long championships, a pet project of Saidu Jibrin Ojih, who represents the North Central on the Handball Federation of Nigeria Board is organized under the auspices of the Abuja Mega Handball Veterans of Nigeria, from August 19th-26th.
Reporting by Chinedum Ohanusi; editing by Adeniyi Bakare