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Imo Grasshoppers presents handball league trophy to Imo Sports Commissioner

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Players and management of the Imo State female handball team, Imo Grasshoppers paid a thank you visit to Hon. Dan Chike Ogu, the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development.

The bronze medalists that won seven and lost two games at the recently concluded Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2021 in Abuja, thanked the Sports Commissioner for reviving the handball team and always being there with them during their camping and even in Abuja throughout the league campaign.

They were full of praises for Ogu who rewarded them with tens of thousands of Naira for every victory they got during the league season and also and showered encomium on the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for his giant strides in sports development.

In his response, the visibly joyous Sports Commissioner congratulated them for the feat they achieved by winning the bronze medal in the handball premier league thereby qualifying for the African Handball League slated for Tunisia in April 2022.

The team produced the sixth best handball player in Nigeria who also won the Most Valuable Player plaque in a couple of games during the league campaign.

He assured that the challenges they have will be addressed soonest and plans are on course by the shared prosperity government of Senator Hope Uzodimma to renovate the prestigious Grasshoppers International Handball Stadium and also revive the male handball team, The Lions.

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He urged them not to rest on their oars as they prepare for the upcoming continental handball showpiece in Tunisia next year.

The highlight of the visit was the presentation of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League bronze trophy to the Imo Sports Commissioner by the leader of the delegation Emmanuel Metu who is the Acting Director of Sports at the Imo State Sports Council.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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