Sport Development in Nigeria
Sports performance and achievements has been the avenue through which great nations of the world exhibit their
supremacy over others through sports development strategy. Effective sports development therefore requires variables like sport
policy, sports personnel, sports funding, sports program, sports facilities and sponsorship. The extent to what these variables are
met shall no doubt affects the effectiveness of any sports development. Two distinguishing features of the Nigeria sports system
are its central organization and its employment for specific socio-political objective. It is against this backdrop that this paper will
X-ray the politicization of sports which parallels sports development in the enhanced role of sports and in contrast with
developed nations sports system and management.
Keywords— Sport development, Sports Performance and Advancements of sport.