Nigerian handballers get ready to start a game
In her bid to win the handball competition of the forthcoming Federation of Civil Service Games and National Handball Open Championship in Kano next month, the Federal Capital Territory Handball Association in collaboration with Centre for Children and Youth Excellence in Sports are organizing a 5-day inter-ministerial/ Parastatal handball championship from Monday 14th- Friday 18th November, 2011.
Fourteen teams will be participating in the championship and have been divided in to three groups. Two groups have five teams while third group has four teams.
The championship which is being sponsored by Urban Shelters Limited has Industrial Court, State House, Education, High Court and Ministry of Finance in group A, while group B has National Planning Commission, National Orientation Agency, National Museum and Monument and Ministry of Environment. The last group has Niger Delta Ministry, Civil Service Commission, Ministry of Interior, Office of Secretary of Government of the Federation and Head of Service.
Statement from the office of the organizer, signed by Coach Bala Mohammed, said that all is now set for the competition which will start Sunday in the handball court of Old Parade ground in Abuja will be restricted for the staff of the participating establishments adding that a technical committee has been set up to select the best players that will represent FCT in the forthcoming Federation of Civil Service Games and National Handball Open Championship.
“FCT has in the recent time been blazing the trail in the area of handball and for us to maintain the status quo, we have to organize competitions like this in order to fish out the raw talents in the territory and we sincerely believe that this championship will also replicate the same old record we used to achieve.
“Significantly, our major aim is not only to select good players that will represent us in the forthcoming Federation of Civil Service Games and National Handball Opens in Kano next month but to develop a large pool of players where at every given time, we will have options to select from.
“Finally, we hope to use this championship to keep the fire burning and meaningfully engage these youths so that the best in them will come out,” he said.