Photo Credit: Dare Kuti for HFN

The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have released their programmes for the year 2021.

In a statement released by the Media Assistant to the HFN President Cosmos Chukwuemeka Akisi on Monday, December 7th, the list of programmes and activities for 2021 was made available by the Secretary General of HFN Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed who disclosed that the Prudent Energy Handball Premier 2021, which is the top tier handball league in Nigeria, will hold in two phases, with the first phase set to hold in May in Abuja while the final phase will hold in Lagos sometime in October.

Meanwhile, the 2021 National Handball League Division One, which will see teams getting promotion to the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2020 will hold in February, while the National U12/15 Handball Championship will hold in August in Sokoto.

The Women National Handball team are not left out as they will be representing the country at the 24th Women’s Seniors Africa Nations Cup holding at Cameroon from the 11th to the 20th of June 2021.

The Nation’s Cup for women, which was to hold in August 2020, was postponed by the Confederation of Africa Handball because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The 36th African Clubs Championship for the Winners’ Cup will hold from March 31st to April 9th, 2021.

Other competitions are the Granoller Cup Championship holding in Spain in July, Partille Cup International Championship holding in Sweden around June/July, the 6th National Youth Games  holding in Ilorin and the National Sports Festival (NSF) which is expected to hold from January 3rd to 18th, 2020 in Edo State, amongst others.

Asides on-court hostilities, there will Referees Training/Seminar in February, Coaches Seminar organised by the continental handball governing body CAHB and a Seminar/Workshop for Nigeria Handball coaches in November.

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Yemi Olus is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games and IAAF World Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.

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