Handball: Obinna Anih joins Zenit St Petersburg HC


Nigeria Handball Men’s Senior International, Obinna Anih has joined Zenit St Petersburg HC from Don Cossacks-Sfedu of Russia.

The former Benue Buffaloes handball player, Obinna Anih officially become the first Nigerian handball player to play in the Russian Handball League.

Anih promised to justify his signing and add more firepower to the Zenit St Petersburg side.

He said, “I am short of words because I never saw this coming. Signing for Zenit St Petersburg is a big deal for me and my family while becoming the first Nigerian to play in the Russian League is a bigger deal. I want to say thank you lord for the opportunity given to me.

“I want to say that I am beginning to fulfil my dreams in the game of handball. I have played in the Nigeria, Morocco and Israel. Moving to a top club in Russia means I have got the potentials.

He said coming to the club will add more strength to the team adding that he has no regrets since becoming a player.

Anih said, “I have full confidence and a big feeling that my addition to the team will strengthen every department on the court. I am coming to add more strength and by the grace of God all my efforts will not be in vain.


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