John Owan Enoh – A Silent Operator!  –Odegbami

The ‘new’ Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, is an  enigmatic, silent operator. You hardly see him, yet, quietly, he is impacting Nigerian sports in a big way.

It may be too early for a scorecard of his performance, but observing him these past few months as I have done, requires some appraisal and commendation.

This week, the National Men’s basketball team, D’ Tigers, were to be withdrawn from participation in the AfroBasket Championship taking place in Tunisia from this weekend.  The Basketball Federation of Nigeria did not have the funds to send the team to the championship. Meanwhile, the results from the event will determine the African countries that shall represent the continent this summer at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Also Read: AFCON 2023 – My Verdict! –Odegbami

Such a withdrawal would have been a humiliation, the worst kind of publicity for Nigeria, the largest economy

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