The National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF) have appointed Canada- based football expert Chinedu Amadi as its consultant on marketing, preparation and players management, reports.


Amadi, a former footballer, and top-rated Canadian sprinter is a world-renowned sports management expert with vast experiences spanning over two decades.

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Born in Sudbury, Canada, but originally hails from Owerri, Imo State moved back to Nigeria on a cultural exchange program, and in 1992 was named Personal Assistant to the Imo State Commissioner of Commerce, Industry, Works and Transport.


During the U20 World Cup in Canada in 2007, Chinedu was also the Executive VP Africa for Ramp Management Group and was responsible for facilitating the transfer of selected players from the Nigeria and Zambia National U20 team’s to Europe.


He is a seasoned management consultant with a special focus on Sports Development and Management. Amadi attended the University of Guelph, Canada, where he studied Economics and was a First Team All Canadian Student-Athlete. He is a dynamic and proven inspirational leader with an innovative and refreshing perspective on how to propel socio-economic development in Africa through sports.


The letter of appointment letter signed by Comrade Austin Popo, the General Secretary on behalf of the players’ union president, Tijani Babangida, MON stated that the appointment of Amadi which is with immediate effect was premised on his rich knowledge and experience in sports marketing and players management over the past years.