SET Sports Management
A deep passion and involvement in sports led founding member of SET Sports Management, Ekenam Ofili, to understand and appreciate the correlation between sport and development. Most recently, he was a sport programs intern at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he gained valuable expertise and knowledge in sport programs administration and recreation management.
Ekenam graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a specialization in health promotions. Whilst studying at MSU he was a building operations student supervisor for Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, and a facility manager for the Wonderbodies Fitness Facility. He gained a wealth of knowledge and professional experience in facility management from these positions. Devoted to soccer, he was a striker on the MSU Men’s Club Soccer team, which won the 2012 National Championship. Ekenam also attended the IMG Soccer Academies, a world-renowned institution that boasts world-class athletic facilities and coaches. IMG played a vital role in nurturing his vision to develop and reshape the sports industry in Nigeria.
In addition to sports, Ekenam was an active member of the African Students Union at MSU, where he served as Vice President of the organization. He was a resident assistant at MSU and played a critical role in enhancing student life and engagement. Outside of work, Ekenam enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, hanging out with friends and family, and cooking.
Olusanjo Olutayo is a founding member at SET Sports Management. Having been educated in sport from an early age, a passion for this industry led him to pursue it further into school and higher education. Upon completing his degree at the University of Sunderland, he attained a BA/BSc. in Business Management with Sports Science, and has since gone on to complete his master’s at Loughborough University, receiving a MSc in Sports Management.
Throughout those periods he was heavily involved in sport in several capacities, making him an experienced individual in the regulatory side of sport. He worked as a recreational secretary, in an FA-run programme responsible for the organising and running of football sessions open to students throughout the Loughborough University campus. In addition to that, he worked for two years at the university as a women’s football head coach, leading the team to gold in a British Universities & Colleges Sport cup competition.
Aside from sport, Olusanjo has several other interests. A keen interest in finance led him to start the Investment and Finance society at the University of Sunderland where he served as its first president, and as an avid reader, has seen that passion for literature lead to published work. He has an eager interest and is a capable participant in a multitude of different sports.
Alongside his co-founders, Olusanjo aspires to see SET Sports Management become a premier institute for sport facilitation, provision and development within Nigeria and further beyond.
Tobi is extremely passionate about sports and this has been the pinnacle and focus of his experience and educational background thus far. A Co-Founder of SET Sports Management, Tobi is a graduate of Sports Exercise and Physical Activity from Durham University, UK. With a very keen interest in social economic issues and international development, his sporting journey began at a very tender age when he played sports particularly football (soccer) and Table Tennis (PingPong).
As a player and coach, Tobi has played football at high school and at youth team level for St Albans City Football Club and Table Tennis at University level. Prior to receiving his Bachelor’s, he received his F.A Level one coaching badge with St Albans City FC and his F.A level Two with Arsenal Ladies Football Club. Tobi has coached football at University Level and gained significant experience with the Team Durham, Football Association of England, The Premier League, Oxygym and Alive and Kicking. Through this, Tobi aspires to use sports to empower the youth and as a tool to improve lives and create jobs for the larger population.