The Handball Federation of Nigeria have express shock over the death of the immediate past president of the Federation, Alhaji Yusuf Dauda.
The late Dauda died on Wednesday night after a brief illness.
HFN President Mr. Sam Ocheho who succeeded the late Yusuf
Dauda as the President of the federation, described his death as a big loss to the handball family.
"This is a rude shock to the handballing family. May God grant his family the grace to bear this irreparable loss". Ocheho concluded.
The Secretary General of HFN, Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed on his part expressed shock about the death of the late Yusuf Dauda and believes the handball family will miss his insightful and adorable leadership quality.
" I am shocked and I feel for his family. May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna, Aamin!" He concluded
The late Alhaji Yusuf Dauda held several position in his aim to improve the development of sports in Nigeria aside being a the immediate past president of HFN.
He was an IHF graded Referee and former Secretary General of the Referees Association.
He was also a former member of the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) Commission and a former member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee.
He also held positions in Nigeria football club team, Niger Tornadoes where he was a P.R.O and Chairman at different times and he was also a former president of the National Association of Physical and Health education (NAPHER)