Nigeria’s sports development minister, Senator John Owan Enoh, will on Monday, September 18, depart the country for Spain where he will join industry experts at the World Football Summit (WFS), holding between September 20-21, 2023.
The gathering of global football aficionados will take place in Seville, in the Andalusian region of Spain.
Enoh will be participating in the event to further open up Nigeria to better footballing and sporting opportunities, as well as collaborate with other countries in a bid to reposition Nigeria’s sports industry.
Last week, the Minister received Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ignacio Sell, as both nations discussed bilateral collaboration.
Spain stands as one of the biggest footballing nations in the world, with the country winning the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and its elite league ranked amongst the top five in Europe.
“Nigeria’s football heritage is globally known. Our male and female teams, both senior and cadets have shown our heritage over the years in continental and global football showpiece events. We want to continue to build on that trajectory and further position our country to attain its full might in the round leather game.
“We want to develop football and sports in general, so that it becomes a huge ecosystem with economic value to the country,” Senator Enoh stated.
Arewablog reports that World Football Summit is the biggest global platform dedicated to the football industry. Since 2016, WFS has successfully attracted attendees from across 17 events and has built a global community of more than 90,000 sports industry executives throughout its platforms.
Top names in the industry, including Gianni Infantino, Fatma Samoura, Ronaldo Nazario, Samuel Eto’o, Peter Moore, and Cindy Parlow-Cone have participated, showcasing the event’s significance in the global football landscape.