A tragic situation! That was what organisers
of the African Handball Championship had
over the weekend in Kaduna, as the
competition went underway at the Murtala
A day after the commencement of the
championship, the President of Handball
Federation of Cameroon, Jules Bemtille,
slumped and died while jogging in his hotel.
The death, which was confirmed by the
President of Handball Federation of Nigeria
(HFN), Mallam Yusuf Dauda, has since
taken its toll on the competition which
attracted teams from over 15 countries.
Dauda, while confirming the ugly
development in a telephone chat with Daily
Sunsports, said it has virtually spoilt his fun
while throwing the handball fiesta into a crisis
“What we have here is a big crisis as a result
of the death of the Cameroonian leader of
delegation. He died while jogging in his
hotel,” Dauda disclosed, even as he noted that
he was too busy to give further details.
Nigeria’s Grasshoppers and Niger United
started the competition on Friday with games
against their Congolese counterpart. Four
teams are flying Nigeria’s flag in the
competition, which is the continent’s number
one handball competition at the club level.