Sokoto state will host the National U12 and U15 (male and female) Handball Championship from 28th February to 7th March, 2020.
In a statement obtained by www.aclsports, winner of this tournament in U12 and 15 as the Runners up will represent Nigeria in either of Partille Cup or Granoller Cup or any other Youth tournament as determined by HFN.
According to the Secretary General of Handball Federation of Nigeria, Haruna Maigidansama, only player who passes the screening session would be allowed to play in the Championship adding that the decision of HFN with regards to any matter on screening or technical issues will be deemed as final.
The statement read, “A delegation can be comprised of up to 22 people maximum per team as follows; 18 players among whom 16 players on match reports, Technical officials and other officials 4 persons.
“We recommend that every team should come with a registered sport Doctor or a physiotherapist in their delegation”
It said, “The regulation of Handball Federation of Nigeria and Confederation of Africa Handball will be applied. Please note that no advertisement will be allowed on jerseys and team wishing to advertise will pay the sum of N100,000 only.
“The only accepted Birth Certificate will be that from birth done in the last four years. School results carrying age can also be accepted, this is to avoid manipulated certificates”.
It further read, “Due to the dearth of competition in the country, we have seen some of our younger children participate in games above their age grades like National U-17 Youth Games. This will not stop the children from playing Under 15 if they are still within the age grade based on the age they used in registering at the Under 17 Championship”.