Umpire urges for peace in Nigerian handball




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LAGOS – Sikiru Ahmed, an international handball umpire, on Monday in Lagos called on in handball to ensure an immediate resolution the rocking the game in the country.

Ahmed told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that there is the need for peace to reign between the Handball Nigeria (HFN) and the Mega Veterans Handball Limited.

“It is important for the parties involved in the to give peace a chance to ensure the development of the sport in the country,’’ he said.

There is a case between the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Mega Handball Veterans still pending at a Federal , .

The case is over the elections into the board of HFN in 2013 in .

Ahmed told NAN that it was only through such a state of harmony that the sport could grow and become viable in the country.

“The truth is that no visible progress has been made in terms of holding regular competitions since this problem started in 2013, after the of the present board.[eap_ad_2] 

“So, I am making this passionate appeal to these bodies to reconcile as soon as possible, at least for the sake of the growth of handball in this nation.

“There is no doubt that the present situation has affected the lined- programme of activities of all categories of competitions, and such has negatively had an effect on the players,’’ he said.

The umpire said engaging players in regular competitions across the country was a major way of sharpening their skills and preparing them for future international competitions.

“The best way to encourage players and coaches in is to organise competitions for them, as these competitions will provide an enabling environment for evaluation.

“Individual or teams’ performances at every championship help the coaching crew to adjust their programme and work on their technical deficiencies for improvement,’’ he said.(NAN)[eap_ad_3]