Chief Executive Officer
African Sports Network
We recognize that the sports industry is one of the fastest growing industries overseas with more than enough opportunities and money. African athletes have proved to be talented in sports, however our industry is still suffering. The potential of the African sports business industry is slowly being realized and we are keen on making this potential understood by Africans.
Sports can be used to tackle social issues ranging from drug abuse to unemployment, and one of the major beliefs we have is that sports activities are a great tool of emancipation of women in a society. Involving girls in sports activities alongside boys can help overcome prejudice that often contributes to social vulnerability of women and girls. When a woman excels in sports, she is a catalyst for challenging gender stereotypes and she promotes and empowers other women to rise up.
We aim to ensure that any young, passionate and ambitious African child who aspires to join the sports industry is not pressured into believing that it is not a viable career path. Most importantly, we want to guarantee that no young girl with a love for sports feels limited in the industry due to her gender.
The African Sports Network is positioned to give youth athletes and sports enthusiasts an upright support system to enable them to excel in school and their athletic career, while at the same time working towards transforming Africa’s sports business industry.
At our events, they have the ability to dream and strive for a better future for the African sports industry, with mentors to guide them in their self-discovery and friends to encourage them beyond their failures. The Sports Leadership Workshops and other similar events give athletes and sports enthusiasts a proper foundation for self-development and exposes them to a life of limitless opportunities in line with their passion for sports.
They will also be strategically placed to seize any opportunities that come their way as they will have exemplary social and entrepreneurial skills, as well as expertise in the business of sports. In addition, they will have a network of like-minded people who will support them with their ventures.
We hope that in the next 10 years, our scholars will be a few of many young African leaders taking up leadership positions in the sports industry and creating positive impacts in their communities.
We look forward to working with you to transform Africa’s sports industry!