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The first international football expo to hold in West Africa will open in Lagos, and the Nigerian city is ready to enjoy the football business spotlight

The Soccerex Seminar 2012 kicks off in Lagos on Thursday, September 27 at the prestigious Lagos Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island.

This first international football business event in Nigeria is to hold for two days – Thursday and Friday, and is juxtaposed with the Eko Football Festival which ends on Sunday.

The seminar reaffirms Soccerex’s commitment to promoting the growth of football business worldwide with this inaugural event in West Africa.

The partnership formed with the Lagos State Football Association, will provide a commercial platform for more than 700 key global industry stakeholders to network, foster new business links in the country and share knowledge in one of football’s most lucrative emerging markets.

Some of the speakers that will be present at the seminar include David Dein, former Arsenal Vice Chairman; Christian Karambeau, former World Cup winner with France; Marcel Desailly, former Les Blues captain and Nigeria legend Sunday Oliseh.

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