Nigerian Sports minister advocates for enhanced training and exposure for Indigenous coaches

Sen. Enoh identified coaching as a critical aspect of sports development that requires increased attention in Nigeria to recapture its former glory in sports

Abuja, Nigeria: The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Enoh, has emphasized a renewed emphasis on quality training and exposure for indigenous coaches to elevate Nigerian sports to new heights.

Sen. Enoh called during a courtesy visit by the leadership of the Sports Coaches Association of Nigeria, led by its President, Gabriel Opuana, in Abuja on Tuesday.


Sen. Enoh identified coaching as a critical aspect of sports development that requires increased attention in Nigeria to recapture its former glory in sports.

He stressed the importance of a conscious plan for the progress and development of coaches, asserting that the quality of teams across various sports is intricately linked to the calibre of coaching they receive.

“There must be a conscious plan for the progress and development of our coaches because the quality of our teams in different sports is largely going to be a function of the quality of coaching,” Sen. Enoh remarked during the meeting.

He further highlighted the dynamic nature of the sports sector, with teams constantly evolving, emphasizing the need for coaches to stay updated with the latest coaching methodologies.

Sen. Enoh expressed the ministry’s commitment to collaborating with relevant stakeholders to pay attention to the coaching sector, aiming to enhance standards aligned with international best practices.

“The Ministry of Sports Development will give a lot of attention to the coaching aspect of our sports development. We often pay more attention to the athletes themselves than those who produce these athletes, those who bring out the best of them.


So it is essential we re-direct our focus,” Sen. Enoh affirmed.
As part of the ministry’s commitment to prioritizing coaching development, Sen. Enoh pledged to work with key stakeholders to formulate strategies to uplift Nigerian coaches’ expertise and competence.

The minister recognized that investing in coaching would improve athletes’ performance and contribute significantly to Nigeria’s overall standing in the global sports arena.

In conclusion, Sen. John Enoh’s advocacy for enhanced training and exposure for indigenous coaches signals a positive step towards a more comprehensive and strategic approach to sports development in Nigeria.

By prioritizing coaching standards, the nation aims to produce talented athletes and well-prepared and skilled coaches who can guide these athletes to excellence on the international stage.


This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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