AKIN Alabi, the Chief Executive Officer of one of the leading sports betting companies in Nigeria, NAIRABET, will today deliver a paper at a seminar organised as part of activities to mark the annual Week of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter.
Alabi will speak on “Sports Marketing” at the media centre of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan.
According to the chairman, Oyo SWAN, Mr Niyi Alebiosu, logistics to ensure a hitch-free seminar has been put in place as the crème de la crème in the sports circle in Oyo state and beyond are expected to attend the lecture.
Meanwhile, the final of the NAIRABET/Oyo SWAN five-aside football competition will also take place today inside the main bowl of the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, between the Nigerian Tribune and Fresh FM.
Fresh FM had on Tuesday defeated Splash/Lagelu FM 5-4, while Nigerian Tribune recorded a 3-0 win over Naija FM in the second semi final match, also on Tuesday.
This year’s SWAN Week will climax on Friday with a dinner/awards ceremony billed for Wallan Hotel, MKO Abiola Way, Ibadan. Expected at the ceremony are the Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Abayomi Oke; Acting General Manager, Oyo State Sports Council, Gboyega Makinde; Coordinator, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Zone One, Dr Steve Olarinoye; former Secretary General, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi; former Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on Sports, Alhaji Waheed Ekun; former Green Eagles player, Dr Felix Owolabi and a host of others.