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Minister Challenges Professionals On Marketing Strategies

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Sports Minister, Yusuf Suleiman has advised sports professionals to acquaint themselves with marketing strategies to generate funds for their organisations.

Suleiman, who is also Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), gave the advice in his remarks to declare open a three-month sports administration and events management course organised for sports professionals in Abuja.

“Your exposure to this programme is expected to acquaint you with marketing strategies to generate funds for your organisation so as to ensure that your successes depend less on government funding and more from the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP),’’ he said.

The capacity-building course is a Certificate Programme Management Development (CPMD) being run by the Wits Business School of South Africa.

The NSC chairman said that as professionals, the participants were not only expected to be versed in marketing and administrative procedures but also in motivational skills for handling sportsmen and women.

He noted that training and re-training were essential to guaranteeing increased productivity and said the NSC was committed to ensuring that professionals in the field received adequate training.

“We want them to receive adequate training that will translate into capacity-building and efficiency,’’ Suleiman said.

He said this was what made the commission to, in conjunction with South Africa-based media group Supersports, organise the course with the South African School and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

“It is on the premise of this that we decided with others to organise a three-month module pilot course in capacity-building.

“In order to show our commitment to empower professionals, we had in 2009 sponsored two sports officers to South Africa to attend a six-month module course in capacity-building in sports administration and management,’’ the NSC chairman said.

He pointed out that the success of the programme had led to the collaboration for its ongoing third phase.

“The outcome of this will encourage not only stronger ties among the three parties involved but it will also enhance improved relationships and value addition to our sports development,’’ Suleiman said.

The course’s five-day Block One will end on Friday, with Block Two scheduled for August 22 to August 26 and Block Three for September 26 to October 1.

The final phase is Block Four, scheduled for October 24 to October 29, while the graduation ceremony is scheduled for December 8.

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Infantino Reveals How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions

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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino last Thursday, in Abuja, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for top Grade A football matches and FIFA competitions.
Infantino gave the insight when the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the MoshoodAbiola National Stadium.
The FIFA boss, who was visibly happy with the re-grassed pitch at the stadium, said well-maintained stadia with good pitches were key to hosting grade A matches.
He said FIFA was ready to work more closely with Nigeria to develop the game and host more grade A matches in the country.
“We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadia, we work with them to give something back.
“It’s obvious that stadiums like this (MoshoodAbiola stadium) and others in Nigeria deserve the best quality games.
“They deserve top national team games, top club games and it’s not just about Nigerian football or African football, it’s about global football.
“We are working together to see what kind of new opportunities, competitions we can bring for men and women to fill this stadium and make the heart of the stadium beat for the fantastic spectacle that all of the Nigerian love, which is football,” he said.
Earlier, the minister said the Federal Government will continue to invest in sports development and facilities.
Tidesports source reports that the FIFA President, in the company of the minister, had earlier visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Statehouse, as part of his engagement.

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Why NFF Must Offset Rohr’s Salaries, Bonuses  – Aikhomogbe

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Former Nigerian goal keeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to resolve every outstanding salaries and bonuses owed to the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr before the next World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic (CAR).
Aikhomogbe made this known on the backdrop of the football body’s recent deal with Baba Ijebu.
Although the financial details of the deal was not disclosed, Aikhomogbe in an interview with Newsmen from his base in Cairo, Egypt, stated that the NFF should use this platform to offset Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“It’s a big delight to know that the Nigeria Football Federation have signed a deal with Baba Ijebu and this will serve as an opportunity for them to use part of the money to pay Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“There is no better time to motivate him than now before Nigeria’s next 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic (CAR) on October,” he said.

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Enyimba Players Vow To Support  Finidi

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Enyimba FC Goalkeeper, John Noble has stated that the players of the People’s Elephants will be key to the success of the newly appointed coach of the team, Finidi George.
Finidi, signed a two-year deal with Enyimba and oversaw his first full training session with the team on Thursday after a cameo appearance on Wednesday.
Speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, Noble  gave his assessment of the coach in his first session under the manager and believes the former Super Eagles winger has what it takes to lead the team to the next level.
He added that the Enyimba players will be the ones to hand Finidi George his success at the club.

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