Fascinated and determined HFN board hosted 16 Commonwealth Handball Association delegates in a three days conference at Hotel De-Bently, Abuja.
Abuja, Nigeria has been made the headquarters of the Commonwealth Handball Association CHA (African Group).
This was decided after the meeting of the group comprising 15 handball playing Commonwealth countries from Africa.
The meeting was presided over by CHA General Secretary, General Ishola Williams retired.
The delegate debated on the new constitution for the body as well on the World Congress/Election of the International Handball Federation billed for Sweden in July.
Speaking on the meeting the Executive Director of CHA Alhaji Jibril Saidu said the African group is an umbrella of 20 Commonwealth countries who shall come together as block during the election in Gothernbourg, Sweden.
He said since the Secretariat of the body is situated in Nigeria, automatically, the new CHA Secretary General that will take over from Gen. Williams according to the constitution must come from Nigeria.
Jibril expressed satisfaction that the 19 countries in attendance have all given Nigeria a go ahead to produce the next Secretary General.
He said the candidate for the position will picked based on experience in sports administration adding that name which is still under wraps will be unveiled after consultations in the sports circle.
He said Nigeria took a lot of positives from the Abuja meeting expressed gratitude to the member countries for their attendance.
Countries such as Zambia, Cameroon, Seychelles, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Rwanda, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and host Nigeria were in attendance at the 3 day old meeting.
Nevertheless, the Nigerian Handball Federation boss, Mr. Sam Ocheho warmly received the contingents who had the privilege to meet some of the athletes, officials, coaches and board members at the just concluded (first phase) of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League held in package A, National Stadium, Abuja.
More also, the Handball enthusiasts delivered a lecture during the three days meeting on behalf of his Federation as well as a closing remark from his vice Barrister Thompson Kwashi.
Eventually, Nigerian's has develop so much interest in Handball as a result of the hardworking board while the game remain a notable Sports in Africa because of HFN input.