ASOBAL Handball League: Yusuf Faruk, another diamond from Africa

ASOBAL Handball League: Yusuf Faruk, another diamond from Africa

A although they are At the age of 18, Yusuf Faruk is already a part of Nigerian handball history.. And this is a October 13, 2021 it happened First player from his home country to score in the Champions Leaguethen defending their colors Kielce. keep growing, The Polish club decided to lease him for two seasons last summer. in the perfect place for this: Fraikin granules and the Asobal League. It’s an opportunity that doesn’t take long to take advantage of it, because thenPlayed seven matches, second top scorer of Vallesan teamconsolidated as votes one of the news of the competition.

Even at age youthcan boast of having Debuted in Champions, beating one of the biggest in Europeand military actually in one of the clubs with the most rooted tradition and the best hearth in our countryHe will have the opportunity to continue playing in Europe. But for achieve all these achievements very youngpredicting more than a promising sports career, make one of the biggest sacrifices personal: Giving up your life in Nigeria at age 15. “I lost my father very early, so I had to leave to make my mother happy again and make her proud of me. It was very difficult to leave my family at such a young age,” she admits. for Faruk Brand.

I lost my father very soon, so I had to leave to make my mother happy again and be proud of me. It was very difficult to leave my family so young.

Yusuf Farek, Nigerian international for Granollers

Inside a country where handball is completely amateur, Again therefore not unknown As acknowledged by the Nigerian right-back, bet on this sport because of his friends, leave football aside. a wiser decision will soon be featured in his hometown Sokoto’s clubWhat one of the country’s biggest promises. something that causes He first signed for Moroccan Mountada Derb Sultan in 2018 at the age of just 14, and then played in the U-19 World Cup the following year.. “I saw this kid playing in the Junior World Cup at the age of 15, acting with confidence. I thought he’d grow taller, but it didn’t happen. Nothing happens because he can play football. winger, defender or winger, talented with a good dribbling and passing and a strong shot. an explosive, fast leftist”, emphasizes Talant Dujshebaev hopeful for his physical development if you are conscientiously working for it.

Nigerian Granollers player Yusuf Faruk vs. Sinfín / XAVIER SOLANAS - UN GRANOLLERS

Nigerian Granollers player Yusuf Faruk vs. Sinfín / XAVIER SOLANAS – UN GRANOLLERS

HE one of the most famous coaches noticed Farouk’s brilliant performance at the Junior World Championship, where did he score 40 goals, that was all statement of intent. Inside His signature with Kielce became official in the summer of 2020Champion of Champions in 2016. But His arrival in the Polish team would be delayed until February of the following year. due to the pandemic. Hard times for everyone, even more A child who abandoned his family in Nigeria After nearly two seasons at a club in Lagos. Ahead, he had his first experience on the Old Continent in one of the largest in Europe. “It’s a shame that we signed him at the time of Covid. We had to wait six months to bring him to Kielce. Then he was in quarantine for a month when he came from Africa and learned about the cold in Poland. He’s a nice guy. he’s very nice and humble, but he’s still a kid , so you have to be on top of her to learn what it means to be a professional,” she says. With the resigned Talant.

Unfortunately we signed it at the time of Covid. We had to wait six months to bring it to Kielce. Then when he came from Africa, he was in quarantine for a month and met the cold of Poland. He’s a good boy, very nice and humble, but he’s still a kid, so you have to be on top of him for him to learn what it means to be a professional.

Polish Kielce Coach Talant Dusjhebaev

But Almost a season and a half in Kielce this something the young African actor will never forget, despite initial difficulties. Being able to train and play in one of the best clubs in the world and become a handball legend as a coach, for nothing less. “It was difficult to go to Kielce in the beginning because I had to adapt to a completely different climate and language. Also the way he plays is completely different. But it was like working with a god in one of the biggest clubs. I am grateful to Talant for believing in me”, Faruk, full of praise for his former coach and team. “Training and playing with Kielce, the best coach in history and these great players will always be something I will remember, because it made me enjoy and feel safe,” said the African.

18 years Granollers leader

Confident and eager to keep improving, she came to Granollers this summer.. Inside a team that perfectly combines experience and youth, became nigerian in a month and a half in one of the offensive leaders your competition. The numbers prove it. being the second best scorer for the Catalan team with 31 goals in six matches and also an average of more than five goals per game without penalty. “We chose Granollers for my own good. Coming here was a good idea Talant suggested to me because I have more opportunities to play and improve. I believe everything happens for a reason, so that’s how I thought of coming to Spain. It was about doing well and helping my teammates and coaches reach their goals.”

We chose the granollers for my sake. Coming here was a good idea Talant recommended to me because I have more opportunities to play and improve. The mentality I came to Spain with was to do my best and help my teammates and coaches achieve their goals.

Yusuf Faruk is an 18-year-old Nigerian international player.

His brilliant performances have served to document the Granollers’ outstanding league start. They lost to Barça on the first day with five wins and one loss. With leadership that is not appropriate for his age, the Nigerian takes on the responsibility that his coach and teammates expect of him with pleasure and surprising maturity. “He’s a typical kid who doesn’t look like he’s 18. It’s hard to think he’s so young when he trains, because you treat him with the same importance as any other team leader. He came with great enthusiasm. He learns with great work capacity and a very good aptitude, and his talents are clear,” he emphasizes. Antonio Rama is the technician of the Vallesan team.

Yusuf Faruk, Despite his young age, he is very clear about his sporting goals.He concludes: The penultimate African diamond revalued in European handballall An example for other talents from your country.


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