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Female Handball team Jets out to Cameroon for Nations Cup

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After a 25 years absence, the female National Handball Team return to the Nations Cup breeming with confidence.

16 players coach and few officials departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International ,Airport, Abuja on Friday for Yaounde, Cameroon to take part in the Women Handball Nations Cup.


The team played their last training match on Tuesday where they were out classed 46-28 by an Abuja-based Men’s National Division 1 Side, Arise Stars.


Coach Rafiu Salami in naming his final squad dropped two players, Alawaye Ramat and Onyinye Ilo.

The final list of 16 players and HFN Officials had their 2nd Covid-19 tests on Wednesday.

The Confederation of African Handball during a Virtual meeting confirmed that only Nigeria and DR Congo complied with its requirement of undergoing the first test 7 days before departure to Cameroun.

Nigeria’s opening Group B match is on Sunday, June 6 against DR Congo.

Thereafter they will play Cameroun, before facing Kenya, a team Nigeria defeated at the last Africa Games.

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AFN Board Dissolved

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The board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria has been dissolved upon the expiration of its term.                                

Announcing the dissolution on Monday 14th June by the Sports Ministry of Youth and Sports saying the tenure of the board has expired.

 

According to the ministry statement, Pursuant to article 10.4 of the 2017 constitution of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, the Ministry hereby dissolves the board of the AFN.

the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development understand that the AFN will hold an elective congress on Monday June 14.                                    

“We have advised that the elections should be organized in accordance with the 2017 constitution of the AFN as contained in the agreement reached at the reconciliation meeting held in Abuja last April and brokered by the Confederation of African Athletics and World Athletics,’ the Ministry further said in the statement and enjoined delegates at Monday’s Elective Congress to eschew bitterness and vote for candidates that can unite the federation.                        

The AFN had at its extraordinary congress on Sunday June 13, 2021 held in Abuja asked the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to invoke article 10.4 of its constitution and dissolve the outgoing board.

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