Sports Minister to Lead Nigerian Delegation at World Football Summit in Spain

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Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, is set to embark on a significant journey to Spain on Monday, September 18th. His mission is to participate in the esteemed World Football Summit, scheduled to run from September 20th to 21st, 2023 NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

The global gathering of football enthusiasts will unfold in Seville, a beautiful city located in the Andalusian region of Spain. Senator Enoh’s participation in this international event aims to open doors for Nigeria in the realm of football and sports while fostering collaboration with other nations to elevate the state of the sport at home.

Recently, the Minister held discussions with the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ignacio Sell, exploring bilateral cooperation opportunities between the two nations. Spain, renowned as one of the world’s football powerhouses, triumphed in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and boasts a prestigious football league ranked among Europe’s top five.

“Nigeria’s football legacy is globally recognized. Our male and female teams, both senior and cadets, have consistently showcased our heritage in continental and global football tournaments,” Senator Enoh affirmed. “Our goal is to build upon this rich history and further position our country to achieve its full potential in the world of football.”

He continued, “We aim to develop football and sports as a whole, transforming it into a thriving ecosystem with substantial economic value for our nation.”

The World Football Summit stands as the premier global platform exclusively dedicated to the football industry. Since its inception in 2016, WFS has successfully drawn participants from 17 events, forging a global community of over 90,000 sports industry professionals. Distinguished figures from the world of football, including Gianni Infantino, Fatma Samoura, Ronaldo Nazario, Samuel Eto’o, Peter Moore, and Cindy Parlow-Cone, have graced the summit with their presence, underscoring the event’s pivotal role in the global football landscape.

As Owan-Enoh departs for Spain, his mission embodies Nigeria’s commitment to advancing its standing in international football and fostering partnerships that will contribute to the nation’s sports development.