My Take On Governance In Sports

Hello sports fans round the globe, I’m back with another edition of my column, which is titled ‘Governance In Sports’.
There are three major areas to consider in Governance, I call them the A, B, C of Sports Governance; How an organization develops strategic goals and direction, How the board of the organization monitors its performance to ensure it achieves these strategic goals, and Ensuring that the board acts in the best interests of the members.
To guarantee good governance in sports, the roles and responsibilities of all participants should be clearly defined. Good governance In Sports also depends on how transparent these roles and responsibilities are defined, monitored and enforced by the governing organization.
It is recognized as the constitutional charter for the world sports community. It is logical to examine its requirements on the governance of the International Federations.
Coming back home, where precisely is our sports development plan in Nigeria? Or can we submit that we have management incapability?.
There is a critical and substantial difference between managing to lead and managing to supervise. Managers who lead show others the way, while managers who supervise tend to direct and control.
However, the pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
And, when sports are well governed, the athletes become champions, the teams become daring and dictate the pace in global tournaments. Then, the end results come as glories to the managers and the nation at large.
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Peter Ijeh,
ULc, BSs.

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