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NNL PRESS RELEASE - NNL Club Administrators and Media Managers to hold Summit in Abuja


“NNL  Football Management & Media Summit.”

The Nigeria National League (NNL) has concluded plans in partnership with the Vandyke Academy of Sports (Vandyke Sports), RESULT Sports and the University of Port- Harcourt Sports Institute, to organize a one day critical stakeholders summit “ NNL  Football Management & Media Summit.” to be held in Abuja on Tuesday 25, May 2021.

The  conference, specifically for club Administrators, Managers  and Media Executives,  is designed to keep such key executives abreast with global best practices in football administration, media management, emerging sports technology and fan engagement  and as well ensure they are on the same page with the vision and mission of the League.

Our team of experts will also deliver Lectures on Stadium Safety,Security,League matches and integrity and information dissemination and reportage of club activities.

The cream of facilitators assembled by the international Faculty of the Vandyke Academy of Sports led by Dr Colm Hickey in association with RESULT Sports and the Uniport Sports Institute, are drawn from Germany, Italy, England, Slovenia, South Africa and the best Sports Development Institutions  in delivering this strategic summit.

A total of 92 participants drawn from the 46 clubs of NNL and more are to be part of the event at TopRank Galaxy Hotel, Utako, in Nigeria’s centre of unity, Abuja.

Chief Executive Officer of NNL Barrister, Sajo Mohammed, told NNL Media & Communications that everything is in place for the inaugural discourse to hold,which he believes will open a new vista in the most important league in the country.

The legal personality and former member of the Nigeria Football Federation Security Committee,enjoined club administrators and Media managers in the NNL and outside to take advantage of the opportunity on offer.

“This Summit is a carefully planned strategic initiative to develop the league and to support our clubs. I would want our clubs and interested administrators and media to seize this opportunity.

“It is only important we organize this because of the numerous gains it will mean to the individual and the League” 

Dr Colm Hickey, the Director of the Vandyke Academy of Sports who will direct the proceedings from London said: “This innovative conference highlights developments in football leadership and management, use of social media, match analysis, coaching and the business of football. It provides first class training to clubs in the Nigerian National League. The Vandyke Academy of Sports is committed to offering first class learning opportunities for all as it develops its brand on a global basis.”

“Our partnership with the University of Port Harcourt Sports Institute provides a great platform for us to support the NNL and Sports organizations in Nigeria. Some of the global institutions joining the international faculty include international  industry leaders from RESULT Sports, SICS, SKYScout, support the NNL and its  clubs”

Veteran Sports  PR & media practitioner and  Director of Digital Sports Africa and Vandyke Sports, Emeka Enyadike  said that  “The global football landscape is dynamic and it is important that we educate and equip leaders, managers,Administrators, and media managers, help to share new advances in digital media, sports technology,fan engagement, reputation management and corporate governance”

German Mario Leo, CEO of RESULT Sports and Associate Director of the Vandyke Academy of Sports said “We are incredibly proud to support the NNL with knowledge transfer to enable holistic growth and revenue potential. We will experience a digital transformation era and its key for football players,clubs, leagues and federations to be equipped to meet the challenges of the future.”

Clubs and other interested participants are urged to liaise with the NNL secretariat in Abuja,to ensure they formalize their participation.

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