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La Liga trains ex-internationals on Sports Business


Ex-super Eagles player and La Liga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju has confirmed that the
Spanish football league is ready to expose Nigerians including ex-internationals on sports business.

Adepoju in a chat with said for sports administration to develop in
the country, the business side of every sports need to be revamped in correspondence
with global best practices.

The headmaster as the retired footballer was fondly called during his active days
for the senior national team made the submission as Spanish Football League, La Liga
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lagos Business School on Sports
Business Management Programme at a media parley in Lagos

Adepoju who reckoned that sports is not handled as a business in Nigeria as it ought
to, has however thrown his weight behind a new initiative by the spanish league
team in Nigeria which focus to revamp sport business for government and private

He explained further that, “We are yet to see sports being run as a business in
Nigeria and infact this initiave is first of its kind in Africa and it is such that
ex Super Eagles players and others can leverage upon to make meaningful future for

” A lot of my colleagues are exploring other facets in sports including
administration, management, coaching, marketing, and others which is a good step in
the right direction but they have to be a professional on these fields to be

“We want the best to happen in football administration in Nigeria and this is not
impossible but our people have to embrace knowledge to be a me to do it better
including league managers and club owners,” he added.

He continued that “NFF can surely tap into this professional program and other
private stakeholders… I believe is for every one that wants to have knowledge of
running sport business .”

The Dean, Lagos Business School Dr. Enase Okonedo and Academic Director Sport
Business Programme Dr. Uchenna Uzo confirmed that there are already lined up
engagements with the Spanish league to see more Nigerians certified in sports

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