HFN tasks clubs on continental duties




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The President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Alhaji Yusuf Dauda has appealed for support from stakeholders and corporate bodies in order to improve the game of handball in the country.



Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 1st Governor (Dr) Samuel Ortom National Handball Open Championship at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, Benue State, Alhaji Dauda, who commended the state government for supporting the competition, charged others to emulate the state.


Benue State Government agreed to host the national competition for three consecutive years, with the two next editions coming up in 2018 and 2019.


Kada Queens of Kaduna, in the female category, will join Kano Pillars and Niger United of Minna, in the male category, will represent the country in the African Cup Winners Cup, holding in Agadir, Morocco, from April 12 to 23m, 2017.


He charged the teams to step up preparation for the competition, adding that the Federation will assist the clubs technically.


He presented the flag for the hosting right for the next edition to the Governor.
Edo Dynamoes and Safety Shooters emerged first and second on the final table in the female round robin competition, while Kano Pillars defeated Niger United 28-23 in the male competition.


The Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Hon. Solomon Dalung was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Director, Coaching Division at the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Mrs. Toyin Aluko. The state Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, who was represented by the Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Lawrence Onoja, pledged continuous support to the development of the game.
Others present include the Executive Chairman, Kano State Sports Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Zonal Coordinator, North Central, Dr. Patrick Uwagbale, and Board members of the HFN.
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