Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Mr. Samuel Ocheho has been elected president of the Confederation of Africa Handball Zone 3.
The election which held virtually via zoom in a Congress on Thursday saw Mr. Ocheho was voted unopposed by 8 votes to none to lead the regional handball governing body.
He thus becomes the first Nigeria to be elected president of the CAHB Zone 3 which comprises of Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Cote’d’Voire.
Ocheho, who said he is excited that the zone decided to bestow him with the honour of electing him, promised to lead the zone to achieve feats that has never been achieved before with emphasis on the development and enhanced growth of the sport in the region.
“I am excited that the Zone decided to elect me to lead them. It is victory, not just for me but the Nigeria Handball Family and for the nation itself as I am the first Nigerian to be elected president.” Ocheho said
“This is a call to duty and our emphasis will be on the development and growth of handball in the region.
We will also create awareness on the essence of handball and how it can be used to empower our youths in the region to creater heigh” Ocheho concludes.
Mr. Samuel Ocheho, who was the President and now Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) after the dissolution of national sport federations by Ministry of Sports, have introduced unprecedented innovation that has made Handball one of the growing sports in the country as against years of neglect.