Handball: HFN Reveals 2021 Calendar

The 2021 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League will revert to two phases next year with phase one scheduled for May in Abuja and the final phase projected for Lagos in October.

The information was revealed in the 2021 programme of activities released by the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) on Monday.

The HFN was forced to hold the topflight league in a single phase this year due to disruptions to the sporting calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the 2021 calendar released the federation’s Secretary General Maigidansanma Mohammed, Nigeria’s Women’s national handball team will compete at the 24th Women’s Seniors Africa Nations Cup in Cameroon from the 11 to 20 June 2021.

The tournament, was originally scheduled for August 2020, but was postponed by the Confederation of Africa Handball because of the pandemic.

The 36th African Clubs Championship for the Winners’ Cup will hold from March 31 to April 9 2021.

Meanwhile, the 2020 National Handball League Division One, which will see teams getting promotion to the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2021/will hold in February while the National U12/15 Handball Championship will hold in August at Sokoto.

Other competitions captured include the Granoller Cup Championship holding in Spain in July, the Partille Cup International Championship holding in Sweden between June/July, the 6th National Youth Games holding in Ilorin and the National Sports Festival which is expected to hold from January 3-18, 2020 in Edo State.

Aside on-court competitions, the federation has also scheduled Referees Training/Seminar in February, Coaches Seminar organised by the continental handball governing body CAHB and
Seminar/Workshop for Nigeria Handball coaches in November.