President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Samuel Ocheho is calling on corporate bodies to assist the federation in funding the Junior male national handball team to attend the World Junior Handball Championship holding in Barcelona, Spain.
The biennial competition will be staged from 25th to the 28th of July 2019 in the Catalan city.
Nigeria qualified for the championship alongside Egypt and Tunisia at the Africa Junior Nations Cup held in Morocco earlier this year.
“The federation is doing everything possible to make sure the boys participate in the Junior World Handball Championship,” Ocheho disclosed.
“The boys are in high spirited and are looking forward to the competition. We will be going to Georgia for the IHF Emerging Nations Tournament which is also going to be used as a training tour for the world championship as we have about ten boys in the Georgia contingent that are also World Cup-bound.
“So I, therefore, call on corporate organizations and other sponsors to please come to our aid as funding may hinder us from attending this competition,” the HFN boss pleaded.
The last time Nigeria played in the world championship was thirty-four years ago.
Nigeria is drawn with France, Egypt, Sweden, Korea, and Australia for the U21 World Championship for this year’s tournament.