HFN Executive Board Member, Jibril Saidu Voted Secretary General of Commonwealth Handball Association


Executive board member of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Mr. Jibril Ojih Saidu has been elected as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Handball Nations Association.

Jibril, who is the North Central representative on the HFN board, was elected unopposed to lead the administrative affairs of the governing body of handball for english speaking countries globally.

President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Samuel Ocheho, in his congratulatory message, expressed his delight that the election of Mr. Jibril has put Nigeria on the global map of handball as a country taking her place in the sport’s governance.

For Ocheho, Jibril is deserving of the post on the global scene as he has done and is still doing his quota in repositioning handball in Nigeria in terms of the development of the game at the grassroot.

“I am very delighted that my brother, Mr. Jibril Saidu has been elected as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Handball Nations Association.” Ocheho said

“This feat calls for celebrations not just for the handball family but the entire nation as the victory has placed Nigeria in the global handball map as a country that is taking her place in the governance of the sport.

Jibril has done a whole lot and is still doing much more in reposition of handball in Nigeria and is deserving of the post.

On behalf of the Nigeria Handball Family, I want to congratulate Mr. Jibril for making Nigeria proud and I also charge him to continue to be a great ambassador of our great country in his new post” Ocheho concluded.

Jibril took over as Secretary General from another Nigeria General Williams Ishola who was the pioneer Secretary General.

The Commonwealth Handball Nations Association is the governing body for handball in the British Commonwealth.

Established in Salford, England in 1985 to try to get Handball into the Commonwealth Games, the governing body caters for commonwealth nations as well as to develop the game of handball in member states.

Also the Commonwealth Handball Nations Association is also vested in attaining greater recognition for the English language speaking nations within the IHF; representing the interest of Commonwealth nations within the IHF; developing technical expertise through coaching and refereeing; promote friendship through competitions and to promote handball throughout the Commonwealth.


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