NFF Arranges Seminar For Players, Coach, Officials


Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will on Tuesday hold a seminar for players, coaches and officials of the Super Eagles, to further educate them on wealth creation, investments and portfolio management in their private and official capacities.

NFF second vice-president and chairman of Strategy Committee, Mallam Shehu Dikko said the seminar, which will see leading voices in the private sector and partners of the soccer body deliver papers, will take place at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja in the afternoon.

Mr. Bismark Rewane (Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives); Mr. Olufemi Obaleke (Executive Director of WAPIC Insurance Plc) and; Mr. Tolu Adeleke (Partner, PriceWaterHouse Coopers) are among those who will speak to the World Cup –bound Eagles.

Organizers hinted that the National Integrity Officer, Dr. Christian Emeruwa will also have a few minutes to talk about integrity matters at the session.

The Eagles delegation is set to fly out of Port Harcourt to Abuja on Tuesday morning, and the NFF have informed players and officials that the seminar will hold between 1.45pm and 2.30pm.

Dikko further disclosed that the session will come up before the contingent meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Tuesday evening.

“We believe that it is important to afford the players and their officials the opportunity to listen to critical advice in the area of wealth creation, business opportunities, investments and portfolio management.

“The focus should not always be entirely on playing football. Of course, the game on the pitch is important. But after the game, there is that aspect of human existence that also requires adroit management and knowledge –based action.

“Moreover, they cannot play football for ever. Management of what they have is key to life after retirement,” Dikko explained.


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