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Handball federation plans foreign courses for officials

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The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) on Wednesday said it planned to send some technical officials on International Handball Federation (IHF) refreshers course in Qatar later in the year.

The HFN Technical Director, Musa Hamza, that the programme was to update their knowledge of the sport.

“Some of our coaches and referees will be in Qatar before the end of this year for a comprehensive training programme basically to boost their awareness on the latest rules of handball,” he said.

He said the federation was passionate about developing youths as they were expected to represent the country in international competitions.

According to him, the officials are the ones that coach the young players and therefore should be up-to-date with international requirements which are applied in IHF organised championships.

“We are working toward having competent coaches and referees, who will be in-charge of our young players so that they can be brought up in the right direction.

“The coaches cannot give what they don’t have and we believe that exposing them to foreign courses will go a long way to bring out the best in them,” he said.

He declined to name the officials, who would be attending the programme, adding: “we have our records on their performances and contributions to athletes training programmes. ”


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