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Our focus is to revive, develop handball – Ocheo

By Jacob Ajom

Action starved handball enthusiasts in Lagos have cause to be happy as the 2018 National U-12 and U-15 championships have been slated to hold in Lagos from April 6-15 at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Lagos. Speaking at the pre-championship press conference yesterday in Lagos, President of the Nigeria Handball Federation, Sam Ocheo disclosed that the championship is open to the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

However, he further said that as at yesterday, on 25 states had indicated interest in attending the week-long fiesta.  He said, “this championship has been our flagship programme where new talents are identified. As part of our plan to reposition the sport in the country, we have decided to focus on the revival of this championship which last held in 2013.”

He said the Handball Federation of Nigeria under his leadership would focus on bringing up hidden talents and make them international stars.

The motivation for participating teams is the opportunity to represent Nigeria in international


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