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Handball Federation approves dates for championships

*Seven Commissions set up for better management

Board of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has approved and scheduled the U-12 and U-15 championship for Lagos in March whilst the senior cadet championships U-18 and U-21 are to hold in Niger in October.

The Secretary of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna Maigidansanma, made this known in a statement.

According to the former General Manager of Kwara United FC of Ilorin, the decision was reached at the board’s maiden meeting of 2018.

According to the statement, the Handball League will henceforth be referred to as Premier League with 12 male teams will be taking part while 10 female teams which will play in the women sector. The Premier League will commence in April while the Division one League is to start by July.

The meeting also fixed the 2nd edition of Governor Samuel Ortom Open Championship to December among other programmes.

The board also constituted seven standing Commissions to compliment the efforts of the Board.

The commissions are: Arbitration and Ethics, Youth Development, Competition and Organising, Marketing and Sponsorship, Coaching and Methods, Medical, Playing and Rules.

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