Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have released programme for the first quarter of the year. In a statement signed by the HFN secretary general Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed, the national cadet and junior teams are to commence preparation soon towards the IHF Challenge Trophy holding in Niamey, Niger Republic from February 25th-March 3rd 2019.
About 45 female players comprising of the Junior and Cadet category are expected to report to camp from Feb 9.
Coaches Uzor John and Ndudi Stella are to take charge of the Junior U-20 female team while Coaches Abdulkadir Yusuf and Esther O. Lambert will be in charge of the Cadets female team.
The HFN will also organise the National Under 18 and 21 male and female Handball Championship in Lagos from March 8-17, 2019.
The championship will bring participants from the 36 states of the Federation including Handball Academies, Local Government teams and youth clubs.
The HFN are also planning to hold a seminar for coaches and referees from March 6-9 with the aim of refreshing the technical officials on the current international best practices in the game.
Finally, the first phase of the 2019 Prudent Energy Premier League will hold in Abuja from the April 2-14 with 10 female and 12 male teams participating respectively.
Alhaji Maigidansanma thanked the handball family, stakeholders and fans for identifying with the leadership and activities of HFN.