“In their heads you are not Italian”. The Afro-Italian handball team where everyone feels at home

“In their heads you are not Italian”. The Afro-Italian handball team where everyone feels at home

 & quot; In their minds you are not Italian.

& nbsp; “In their head you are not Italian. This reinforces my idea that you really are not” says & nbsp; Vanessa Djiogap, & nbsp; Handball ace Cellini of Padua and of the Italian national team. & nbsp; Giorgia Meneghini – right winger of the team – remember some insults “don't touch them because they are dirty”. Cellini Handball is an Afro-Italian team. Where almost 90% of the athletes have African origins. Many of them play for the Italian national team. Success helps, normalizes. The team tries to do its part, to become a family in the face of challenges, not just sports. Regarding the insults “we laugh at them, we get angry, we talk about them” says coach Saadi Abderrahman, unable to hold back the emotion. The mentor, the manager, the man with clear ideas & nbsp; Mauro Marchionni, & nbsp; who gave life to this splendid reality states “they are Italian, but even if you show your identity card, that diffidence often remains in many “then he adds” here with us first of all you learn to be citizens, then you look after the results “. And how to blame him. The girls of the Cellini Handball team feel strongly his guidance and are truly an example. The best.