A sport administrator performs the following functions
Planning: It involves decision policy making. (a) it is the duty of the sports administrator to outline the work in a logical and purposeful way. (b)The method to be used to perfect work should be stipulated. (c) This states that the administrator must understand the aims and objectives of the sports organization and must have for-sight i.e should be able to assess or guess what will happen in years to come.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick (born 1 December 1973), the current president of the Nigeria Football Federation and First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as at 2019.

Organizing: It refers to the development of formal structure of operation to be done. The structure will throw other things. ·Various centres for operation – units sub units, divisions etc. ·It should show assignment to specify responsibilities/duties ·It should also show co-ordinating ·Standards expected of workers ·It should show immediate and long …


There is no formal record of any sporting competition of the deaf prior to 1980. However, oral report shows that deaf people mostly in schools engage in sporting activities especially football prior to 1983. Between 1983 and 1985, the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youths in conjunction with JAYCEE organized competition for persons with disability including the deaf.

The government of Nigeria recognized the right of every individual to develop his/her sports talent to the fullest and henceforth bring about sports development in the country. With this opportunity, sports for persons with disabilities were sanctioned. The physical disabled (wheel chair), the hearing imipaired, the mentally challenged and the spinal cord injury. These persons with special needs sports were coordinated as a single sport- special sports with Special Sports Federation of Nigeria (SSFN) taking charge of its organization and administration. Thus, competitions were organized for special persons at the Nationa…


The arrival of missionaries and colonial administrators from Britain and America brought with it some sports and games to schools and to the police and army.
Important Dates to note 1918: Introduction of the first Physical Education (PE) syllabus. 1927: Revision of the Syllabus 1933: Introduction of the last colonial syllabus of Physical Training for Schools 1954: the 1933 syllabus was abolished and was replaced in 1955 by the Ministry of Education. 1956: Publication of the first indigenous PE syllabus for primary schools. PE was made compulsory by the Federal Government in all primary schools in Nigeria. 1960: Establishment of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (the first African University to commence undergraduate programme in HPE. 1977: Formulation of National Policy on Education (NPE) 1981, 1998: The second and third editions were published respectively. 2004: The fourth edition was necessitated by some policy innovations and was published. 2007: The fifth edition saw some new additional cha…


Feudalism is a system of land tenancy. It is developed as a result of integration of the Roman Empire, where individuals sought protection within the umbrella of the strong Lords or the nobles to form education which is upon to the children of the nobles namely: 1.Clergy education /priesthood 2.Knighthood In the clergy school, the clergy men are like pastors, they pursued an education that was religious and academic in nature. The youths were taught liberal scents but there was no form of organized physical education while chivalry education was physical, social and military in nature and offered opportunities for military training and participation in physical education activities. To the average boy, chivalry had much more appeal than the church.
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Gymnastics in Nigeria is as old as our culture. In different parts of Nigeria (Acrobatic) gymnastic are played days in days out, but it is more prominent in the former Mid-Western, Western region and the Eastern part Nigeria. In this part of Nigeria, gymnastics is incorporated into the traditional dances especially the igbabonelimi of the Ishans in Edo State. However, Olympic gymnastics did not start in Nigeria until the year 1974 when some Chinese coaches invited by the federal government on an exchange programme through the then national sport Commission under Major general Henry Adefowope (rtd). Sometimes in September 1974 the Chinese coaches visited some primary’s and secondary schools in lagos State to scout for talented young able bodied students between the ages of 9-12 years. About to hundred students were selected from the schools visited by the Chinese experts/coaches and were later assembled at the indoor sport hall of the National Stadium Surulere Lagos for training. After ab…

Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN)

The Badminton Federation of Nigeria is the national governing body that oversees and manages affairs related to the sport of badminton in Nigeria. The body is affiliated to the Badminton Confederation of Africa. It controls all badminton related activities across Nigeria. 

The president as at 2019 is Mr. Francis Orbih while the vice president is Mr. Mohammed Maina. The headquarters is located at the National Sports Commission, National Stadium. They organize local badminton competitions in Nigeria and also select athletes to represent the country at international competitions.

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Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF)

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Nigeria. Its current headquarters is in Lagos. The NCF is Nigeria's representative at the International Cricket Council (ICC) and has been an associate member of that body since 2002. Nigeria used to be part of the West Africa Cricket Council, which was an ICC member in its own right. The NCF is also a member of the African Cricket Association.

In the 19th century, British colonial administrators first introduced and popularised the game of cricket in Nigeria. Nigeria's first international cricket match was against the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1904. The Nigeria Cricket Association (expatriates) and the Nigeria Cricket Association (indigenous) were formed in 1932 and 1933 respectively. In 1951, a joint board of control was inaugurated in Lagos with each association retaining its identity. 

Six years later, in 1957, both expatriate and indigenous bodies merged to form the Nigeria Cricke…

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN)

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Nigeria. It is a member of the Confederation of African Athletics and the International Association of Athletics Federations. 
It was founded as the Central Committee of the Amateur Athletic Association of Nigeria in 1944. The AFN is headquartered at the Nigeria National Stadium in Garki, Abuja. It organizes the annual AFN Golden League competition which is a domestic competition with a similar format to the now defunct IAAF Golden League. Its president has been Chief Solomon Ogba since 2009.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). Retrieved from

Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF)

The Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF) is the governing body of field hockey in Nigeria. It is affiliated to IHF International Hockey Federation and AHF African Hockey Federation. The headquarter of NHF is in AbujaNigeria.

Patrick Ukah is the President of NHF and Chimezie Asiegbu is the Secretary General. FIH is a governing body, which is responsible for certifying a Hockey Field/Ground. Currently there are no FIH Certified Fields in Nigeria.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF). Retrieved from

Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN)

The Game of handball was introduced to Nigeria in the year 1972 by the National Sports Commission (NSC).In this same year, the Handball Association of Nigeria (HAN) was formed. This later became affiliated to the International Handball Federation (IHF). The Association in Nigeria is currentlyknownasHandballFederationofNigeria(HFN).

The current president of the Nigerian Handball Federation as at 2019 is Samuel O. Ocheho. The Secretary General is Mohammed H. Maigansanma.
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Ademola, V. D (2019). Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN). Retrieved from