Dr. Nana Akua Achiaa Adom-Aboagye

The Vice Chairperson of the Education and Culture Commission of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), Dr. Nana Akua Achiaa Adom-Aboagye, has joined the Sport Business Africa Centre (SBAC), a pan-African sport policy think tank based in Accra.

Dr. Adom-Aboagye is a Ghanaian-South African raised in a sporting family, and herself, a sportswoman in her youth, having medaled a handful of times at the national level in South Africa; she works as an academic research scholar in Cape Town, South Africa.

She holds a DPhil in Sport Management from the University of Johannesburg, where she was supervised by one of the most eminent global scholars in the field of sport development – Prof. Cora Burnett. Dr. Adom-Aboagye’s PhD research looked at – Gender Equity in Sport-related Policies: A Case Study for Understanding Empowerment and Inclusion in South Africa. One of her international PhD assessors wrote of her thesis: “It might be possible for this thesis to form the basis for leadership framework and modeling for the continent.”

Dr. Adom-Aboagye also holds an MA in Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science from the University of the Western Cape, where her research looked at Funding Support for Elite Athletes in South Africa.

She has also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Sociology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management, both from the University of Cape Town.

RexDanquah agreed with Dr. Adom-Aboagye that for African Sport to improve, the continent will need lessons of experience, either from other sectors or other countries, hence the birth and positioning of the SBAC to create the enabling environment for African athletes to develop and grow their talents to the fullest, assured that they will compete at the highest levels of global competitions.

The SBAC will launch the maiden edition of its official mouthpiece, “Africa’s Passions’, a quarterly bulletin for sport business in Africa next month, October 2021, together with two position papers on ‘Sport Infrastructure in Ghana: Compulsive Need for Sustainability Plans’ as well as ‘Sport Tourism in Ghana: The Case of Kwahu Paragliding Festival.’

Magnus Naabe RexDanquah, the SBAC Founder and Chairman, was also the Founding President of the Ghana Chamber of Events Management (GCEM), a former host of the erstwhile ‘Sports Digest’ TV discussions programme on GBC-TV in the 80s, editor of award-winning ‘Sports Coin’ weekly and currently a Patron of the Ghana Manchester United Supporters Club.

From The Sports Desk