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Association chairman assures that 2019 will be eventful for handball in Lagos

Opeifa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Lagos that the association intended to surpass its previous records and ensure that the sport was thoroughly developed at the grass roots.

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By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu
Lagos, Feb. 6, 2019 (NNN) Adeola Opeifa, the Chairperson of Lagos State Handball Association (LSHA), on Wednesday assured that activities would be organised to make 2019 an eventful year for handball in the state.

Opeifa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Lagos that the association intended to surpass its previous records and ensure that the sport was thoroughly developed at the grass roots.

“We have our annual events, which have been instrumental to the development of handball in Lagos, because most of them are purely grass roots competitions for age grade categories.

“This year, we have come up with measures to spread the scope of activities by encouraging schools to give the sport its needed place of pride in order to attract more players.

“Our technical officials will be visiting more schools to supervise their training activities and do the needful as a way of carrying them along with the ethics and competition rules,” she said.

Opeifa urged schools across the state to identity with educational districts in Lagos to enable them have information on the association’s programmes so as to have the opportunity to participate.

She said his association would also increase its sponsorship drive in order to have the needed support to offer necessary assistance and make playing environment suitable for upcoming schools.

“As the parent body of handball in Lagos, we seek to live up to expectations, but it takes collective efforts and for every sector to play their part well for us to achieve our vision for the year.
“We use the educational district as a medium to reach schools on the development of our activities and it is because of the large number of schools and teams in Lagos.
“The plan is to extend our sponsorship drive so that we will have more individuals, corporate bodies and fans to assist us in achieving good mileage for our programmes,”she said.
Opeifa, however, assured that the body would remain committed to initiatives that would help to discover more budding athletes and make the association stand tall among others in the country.(NNN)

MIL/KOLE/OLAL

(Edited by Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi)

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