The president of the Nigeria Handball Federation, Sam Ocheho, has applauded the sports-loving Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, for his commitment towards the development of the sports of handball in Nigeria, Edo State host the next edition of the National Division One League 2022 which has been scheduled to start from October 9th to the 16th.
Ocheho paid kudos to the Edo State government for partnering with the federation in improving the development of the game by agreeing to host and sponsor the league
He said the deliberate effort of the government has seen sport in all areas grow in the state and handball has grown in leap and bound since the Edo State government committed to host the second tier league.
“I must pay kudo to the Edo State government for deciding to partner with us as a federation to continue in the development of handball by commiting to host the National Division One Handball League.
“I must say that in the past years sports in general has really grown in Edo State because of the government’s deliberate effort in ensuring that the sector is sustainable for development and I must say ever handball being one of the sport in focus has grown in leap and bound since the state government committed in hosting and sponsoring the league,” Ocheho said.
The second tier league organised by the Handball Federation of Nigeria and is proudly sponsored by the Edo State government, is a promotional league wherein four teams ( two each in the men and women category) will gain promotion to play in the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2023.