Leading Football website Goal.com Nigeria and the University of Sussex will on Thursday, September 8, 2016, launch an e-book in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Nigeria’s victory in the men’s football event of the 1996 Olympic Games.
The e-book with title, ‘Nigeria’s Olympics: Sports and National Development’ is a collection of essays from the #WritingGamesNG essay competition that took place in August and is co-edited by Lolade Adewuyi and Tosin Adebisi.
“We see this e-book as an important contribution to Nigerian sports and scholarship that needs to be encouraged in our country as a reminder of its important football heroes,” the editors said.
The competition, launched by Goal.com Nigeria and the University of Sussex, was open to final year students in higher institutions and serving NYSC corps members across the country.
The winner was given an all expenses paid trip to attend the 2016 Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda, a foremost gathering of writers in Africa.
At Thursday’s ceremony, the winner, as well as finalists of the essay competition, will be awarded prizes and certificates.
The ceremony will be attended by Mr Amaju Pinnick and Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, President and 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, award judges Professors Richard Follet of Sussex and Dipo Salami of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, other dignitaries including officials of the NYSC, AIESEC and Nigeria Olympic Committee.
After the launch, the e-book will be downloadable free of charge on the Goal.com and University of Sussex websites.
About the Co-Editors
Lolade Adewuyi, founding chief editor of Goal.com Nigeria, has been a journalist for more than a decade where he has covered presidential elections in Ghana, Togo and Nigeria. He has also been at two Fifa World Cups – South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. He holds a BA in English Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and MA in Literature from the University of Lagos. He is a fellow of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation in the 2016/17 set of the Master of Sports Administration course at the Russian International Olympic University in Sochi, a legacy of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. He is passionate about sport, music, photography and education. Connect with Lolade onTwitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
Tosin Adebisi is a Senior International Officer at the University of Sussex responsible for developing recruitment, engagement and partnerships strategy for Africa and the Middle East. His passions include mentoring, martial arts and reading. Connect with Tosin onLinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.