The Nigerian Sports Journalists in Diaspora (NSJID) has announced its inaugural convention for August 12 and 13, 2022 at Greenbelt, Maryland, United States.
A statement said Prof. Mathias Mordi of School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, is expected to chair the convention while former Super Eagles’ player and erstwhile coach of the Super Falcons, Sam Okpodu will serve as a guest speaker alongside Dr. Komolafe Johnson, a Maryland-based medical doctor.
The association’s statement made available to Persecondnews, gave the theme of the convention as: “The Future of the Nigerian Sports”.
It is expected to be attended by the creme de la creme of former and current Super Eagles players as well as several sports personalities in Nigeria.
The statement reads: “As part of the activities marking the occasion, the Sports Journalists’ association which membership are drawn from US, Canada and Europe will treat its members to a welcome dinner party at KOF Sports Cafe located in Bowie, Maryland.
“The members of Sports Journalists in Diaspora will also visit historic centers in Baltimore and Washington DC areas.
“Part of the historic centers to be visited by the members include Courageous Wax Museum chronicling the lives and times of notable African Americans sold into slavery, African American human right activists, famous athletes and lawyers as well as prototypes of ships that were used to ship Africans to the West during the slave trade of the17th century.
“Members will also go on the tour of Washington DC to see the Whitehouse among others.”