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HFN Mourns Former President

The Handball Federation of Nigeria has expressed shock over the death of the immediate past president of the Federation, Alhaji Yusuf Dauda who died in his house in Minna, Niger state after a brief illness and has been buried yesterday.

HFN president Mr. Sam Ocheho who succeeded the late Yusuf Dauda as the president of the federation described his death as a big loss to the handball family.

“This is a rude shock to the handballing family, may God grant his family the grace to bear this irreparable loss,” he said.

In the same vein the Secretary-General of HFN, Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed, said the handball family will miss his insightful and adorable leadership quality.

” I am shocked and I feel for his family. May Allah forgive his soul and grant him Aljanna, Aamin”.

The late Alhaji Yusuf Dauda, 61-year-old, held several positions in his arms to improve the development of sports in Nigeria aside being the immediate past president of HFN.

He was an IHF graded Referee and former Secretary General of the Referees Association.

He was also a former member of the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) Commission and a former member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee.

He also held positions in Nigeria football club team, Niger Tornadoes where he was a P.R.O and Chairman at different times and he was also a former president of the National Association of Physical and Health education (NAPHER).

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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