Former Super Falcons coach Sam Okpodu and veteran journalist Dr Jonnie Isebor will be among the speakers who will gather at The Fellow Hall, Lanham, Maryland, USA tomorrow (Saturday) to discuss “The Future of Nigerian Sports” with other veteran Nigeria sports journalists.
Also speaking at the event is Dr Komolafe Johnson, a sport-loving physician.
The aim of the meet is to examine the problems of Nigerian sports and its possible remedies and also be the inaugural convention of Nigerian Sports Journalists in Diaspora (NSJID), a US-based organization with members spread all over the world.
According to Clement Ige,Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Prof. Mathias Chika Mordi of John Hopkins University in Baltimore would serve as the convention chairman while former Daily Sketch reporter Dokun Oladitan, now based in Maryland will host today’s (Friday) reception for the NSJID members arriving From England, Canada and all over the United States.
“It’s going to be a fun night,we will get to meet and share memories,” said Ige, a former The Guardian sports reporter.”Most of us have not been able to physically hug, shake hands for over 20 years, this convention will allow for a lot of that.”
Meanwhile, the organisation will also host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will see outgoing president Eyobong Ita hand over to a new Board of Directors led by newly-elected president Olugbenga Bakare.
Others in the in-coming board include Julie Osezele (VP-Europe), Innocent Amomoh (VP-North America), James Taye Akinola (Secretary), Caroline Nwankwo (Assistant Secretary), and Rasheed Adewuyi (Treasurer).