List of Activities
When I was five years old I started gymnastics ( see my German homepage ),
later I trained youth teams, a bundesliga team and a students team in gymnastics
and as such wie did competitions and training camps in Germany regularly. In
1972 we were given the honour by the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of
Germany, Mr. Willy Brandt, who came to see my gymnast
Mr. Willy Brandt and the General Inspecteur of the Federal Armed
shaking hands with sports students and gymnasts
||Mr. Willy Brandt and
Diplom-Sportlehrer Harald Dubberke with the youngest gymnasts Mathias
From 1972 until now I have been involved in the promotion of sports in the so-called Third World, particularly in Africa. The following list of activities is supposed to certify most of my
1975 - In this year I was appointed by the German government as German project leader to establish the National Institute for Sports (NIS) in Lagos. Within 5 years
the following measures have been
- Special course in Ile-Ife, Ibadan and Benin City to test the new curricla for the
||First swimming lessons in the river in Bendel
State / Nigeria
Demontration of a somersault vorward
by myself in Benin City
- Introduction of the Lüneburger Stegel as a multipurpose equipment to
develop the skills in early ages
- Education and refresher training of about 1000 students in various sports, sports management, sports medicine and sports journalism at the NIS. Many of them are now in respectable
- Extension of the Government agreement between Nigeria and Germany from 2 years / 2 German experts to finally 8 years / 4 German experts and a German secretary. However, during some courses we got
up to 8 German sports experts.
|being involved in practical exercises
||but in scientific lessons as well
- We succeeded to get scholarships from the German government for Yinka Okeowo, Patrick Ekeji, Helen Ojasimen, Seigha E.N. Porbeni and E.U. Gora to study a master degree in Frankfurt.
- Production of a film about the NIS and also publication of a NIS magazine 'sports
It has to be said, that all the above activities have been done in very close co-operation with the first NIS-Principal and former Deputy Director of Sports (NSC), Dr. Awoture Eleyae,
often against heavy opposition from all sides.
Dr. Awoture E l e y a e
- After I left in 1980 I still continued the cooperation with the Nigerian sport, e.g. organising an attachment for two Nigerian journalists in Germany with the Zweite Deutsche Fernsehen (ZDF)
- Preparation camp for the National Boxing and Athletics team in Germany for the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane/Australia in 1982, where the special trained 4x100m relay team won .
- Again the same training for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984.
||Discussions with the sole-administrator of the NSC, Captain
Maharatscha Mamudo regarding the training camp in Germany
Recruitment of the German Football Coach, Mr. Manfred Hoehner, for the Green Eagles early 1988.
- Training camp for the Green Eagles in Germany and Spain in preparation of the Olympic Games in Seoul/South Korea in 1988. I also organised a training camp for the National athletes in Judo,
Boxing and Swimming in Germany.
- 1992 I organised training camps for Nigerian sportsman/women to get prepared for the Olympic Games in Barcelona/Spain, especially the National Boxing
- In 1993 I was given an 'NIS Honour Award' together with the former Minister, Air-Marshal Bayo Lawal (rtd), the former Director of Sports (NSC), Isaac Akioye, and the former
Principal and Deputy Director of Sports, Dr. Awoture Eleyae.
- Additional study of the former National Athletic Coach late Prince Laka Bosso U.A. in Germany at the International Sports Academy for some
- Arrangement of medical treatment for Prince Laka Bosso U.A. in Germany, but he could not completely recover from a serious heart infection and after some months he died in Nigeria.
- Assistance to Prof. Adedeji from the University of Ibadan to publish some articles in international publications to back his promotion to the first sports professor in Nigeria, early 80th.
- Since 1985, when I founded the International Sports Academy, we got many students from Nigeria to be trained in various sports and sports management, among them Christian Chukwu (Football/1990),
Colonel Bala S. Usara ( Sports Management/1994), Fanny Amun, Umaru Shua (both Football), Isaac Ikhoria, Joe Mensah, Samson Aransiola (Boxing) - just to name some famous
- Attachment ( twice) of the wrestler Mapsin Elias Jalo on the request of his father, late Lt. General G.S, Jalo (former Chief of Staff ) to a German Wrestling Club in 1993-
- Beginning in 1985 several invitations to Dr. Awoture Eleyae, presently Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa, to assist me as a lecturer at the International Sports
Academy but also to advise me on African matters.
- Training camp for the Junior Eagles in Germany 1994 under Coach Funny Amun.
- Recommendation of Mrs.Morenike Onanuga (Lawyer and former Senior Lectuer at the NIS to get invited as a
speaker to the international conference in Mainz/Germany organized by the German Athletic
Federation on the topic 'Sports and Women'.
- The former Chairman of the NSC, Chief Sir Alex Akinyele, and myself agreed on a 4 years 'Educational contract' to train a big number of Nigerian students in various sports disciplines and sports
management in Germany, but finally he was not able to provide the needed
- There was also a good and fruitful co-operation between Bauchi State Sports Council under the DOS Babayo Shehu and his Deputy DOS Mohammed
- I have also tried to re-animate the successful co-operation between the German
government and Nigeria on the NIS. While I got the German government and the gtz convinced I still failed to
overcome the selfish interest of the NIS principal in 1993. The remaining resources were given to another
- Last assignment - July / Aug. 2002 : preparation of 9o athletes for
the Commonwealth Games in Manchester / England in Stuttgart, Aalen and
Schriesheim for athletes, boxers, handicaps, jodokas, swimmers and wrestlers
under the responsibility of Mr. Rolf Dommer from the company "Mützen
Dommer" who has a very close relationship to Nigeria since 30 years.
||Meeting in Manchester with the Director of Sports Development, Chief
Patrick Ekeji, my former student and colleague at the National
Institute for Sports in Lagos / Nigeria
The Nigerian Amateur Boxing Association under their Chairmen Frank Chukwuma Okonta, late Group Captain Bray Ayonote and Colonel Ukor (rtd) came regularly
almost every year for training camps or friendly Boxing tournaments to Germany.
There were a lot more activities but not so important. However, it should be mentioned, that in some years I came 3 times to Lagos, but at least once, until 1994.
Training Camp 2003
Preparation of the 8 th All-Africa-Games in Abuja / Nigeria
||Prof. Harald Dubberke (ret.)
||from left: Rolf Dommer, Albert Dommer
While I was in Nigeria at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to prepare all documents for the athletes to travel to Germany my counterparts, CEO Mr. Rolf Dommer and his son Albert were busy in Stuttgart to get in contact with hotels, sports organisations and coaches to run the training camp.
Rolf Dommer was announcing more than 250 participants at the opening in Stuttgart
During the camp we did some internal competition for more motivation and you can see me in front of the price-table
|at Games Villages
||Alhaji Abba Yola, myself, Dr. Awoture Eleyae
For reasons of evaluation I was invited to the Games at Abuja where I met some officials in the Games Village and also the former Camp commandant Alhaji Abba Yola on the left and the Secretary General ( SCSA ) Dr. Awoture Eleyae ( right ).
I am proud to announce that NIGERIA won for the first time the overall title of the best sports nation in Africa at the 8th All Africa Games in Abuja/ Nigeria and I am convinced that we have contributed immensly to these outstanding result!
Training Camp 2004
Preparation for the Olympic Games in Athen / Greece
With the great support of the community Schwieberdingen by Stuttgart we run again a training camp for almost 200 participants. All relevant sports from Nigeria came to the camp and some could train in Germany for more than 6 weeks.
See some of them
|Olympic Women Soccer Team from Nigeria
|Some of the Nigerian Top Athletes (in the center Mary Onyali)
|Nigerian Basketball Team
There was need to coordinate competition in Germany and in Nigeria, e.g. All African Althletic Championship or the Football Match of the Nigerian women against the German National Team ( women ) in Offenbach/Germany
|Top officials from Nigeria watching the football
match Germany vs Nigeria in Offenbach
|Prof. Harald Dubberke (ret.) at the "High Table" in Abuja/Nigeria
|Sippersfelder visitor at the soccer match in Offenbach
||on the right: Dr. Amos Adamu, Director
at the Ninistry
of Youth and Sports Development in Nigeria,
on visit in Germany
|While i was handling the training camp in front my wife
Barbara was doing all the administration work.
|Alhaji Abba Yola decorating Prof. H. Dubberke
after the succesful Training Camp
It should be known, that the Nigerian athletes belong to the best in the world, therefore we assigned the most succesful former German National Coach to the team and they won at the Athens Olympics two times “bronze”:
4 x 100 relay ( men )
4 x 400 relay ( men )
|400m relay men
||Former Chief Coach (Germany) Wolfgang Thiele seems
to be not satisfy, because the 100m relay of the men
could have been gold.
|Prof. Dubberke at the games village in Athen
|Prof. Harald Dubberke, Wolfgang Thiele, Bodo Andreas
in games village.
|Prof. Harald Dubberke and Wolfgang Thiele
at Piräus Harbor in a privat celebration.
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Nigeria was my favoured country but followed by Ghana as you can see by the next
- 1986 - Training camp for Ghanaian boxers and athletes in Hannover/Germany.
- 1987 - Medical treatment (operation and rehabilitation) of the former national striker Samuel Opoku
- Visit to Winneba as a temporary adviser to the GFA regarding the programmes for talented youth
||scouting of youth football player in Ghana
sitting in the centre:
former GFA President, late Samuel Okyere, myself and National Coach
- 1988 - Medical treatment of the national defender Asiedu Kwabena for 3 months in Germany on the personal request of the PNDC Secretary Ato Austin.
- On the request of the Ministry for Youth and Sports the International Sports Academy participated in the first INDUTECH exhibition in Accra co-ordinating and animating other German sports
companies to take part.
- Recruitment of the German football coach Rudi Gutendorf on behalf of the GFA for a period of 4 months as National Football Coach.
- Advanced Coaching Course in Germany for the Ghanaian National Football Coaches Sam Adday and John
||Coach John is receiving his
while Sam is watching him as well as the Ghanaian defender
on the right;
INSA Secretary General, Mr.Wilfried Bialik
- Arrangement done on request of the Chairman of Okwaku United FC for the famous national striker Anthony Yeboah to get
a professional assignment in the Bundesliga in Germany. By
then - Anthony was the 3. African player but the first one, who came direct from Africa into the Bundesliga and, in fact through his performance he opened the door for all the other players from
||Discussions with the management of Okwawu United F.C. regarding the
transfer of Anthony Yeboah, 1988
|Tony and his wife Tesha at the International Sports Academy after
his transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt, 1990
- 1989 - Advance Coaching Course for the volleyball coach Erasmus Adorkor and the boxing coach John H.K. Buntuguh in Germany.
- Advanced Sports Management Course for Georg Dasoberi, Chief Sports Organiser, and the Senior Sports Officer Steven K. Hlodze in Germany.
- Organising a training camp for the Ghana 'U 17' Football team in Seeheim/Germany to prepare them for the World Cup in Scotland.
- Medical treatment for the national defender Nana Eshun and the national striker 'King' Georg Arthur. Later attachment to a German football
- 1990 - For some reason I was appointed a member of the official Ghanaian delegation for the FIFA General Assembly in Roma/Italy together with the late Samuel Okyere (by then
Chairman of GFA). Official visit of the Football World Cup.
- Arrangement of an attachment for the former INSA student John Attuqaiefio with a 1. division football club in Germany.
He also was assigned to the Iraqi National Football Team which was in a
training camp in Germany.
- Sending my former student (late Laka Bosso U.A.) from Nigeria to the National Sports College in Winneba to train athletes from Ghana since he was as a National Coach successful
in Nigeria in middle distances.
- Drafting a contract of a co-operation between INSA and the National Sports College in Winneba, signed by Director Alex Asiedu and my Secretary General, Mr. Wilfried
- 1991 - Organisation of another training camp for the 'U 20' Football team from Ghana (the former 'U 17' team) in Germany to prepare them for the Junior Football World Cup in
- Inviting the former GFA Chairman and CAF member, late Samuel Okyere, as a lecturer for an Advanced Coaching Course / Football at
- 1992 - Sending the German Football Coach Burkhard Ziese for about 8 months to train the Black Stars National team.
- Organising a Boxing Coaching Course in Winneba on behalf of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) with the German Coach Bodo Andreas, who was also some years in Nigeria as National
Boxing Coach and is now in Australia. At the latest Commonwealth Games in
Manchester his boxers from Australia won 3 Gold medals.
- 1993 - Organising a Sports Management Course of 3 weeks in Winneba on behalf of the International Military Sports Council. I run the course with the assistance of Prof. Hermann Gall.
- 1994 - Organising a Hockey Coaching Course in Winneba on behalf of CISM with the German IHF coach Ernst Willig.
- Refresher course in Sports Management for the Deputy Chief Sports Organiser
Emanuel Owusu and the Executive Secretary (Boxen) Mr. Alex O.
All these activities were bound on personal visits to Ghana by myself or my secretary General, Mr. Wilfried Bialik, and we also received many high ranking officers here in
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- 1972 - My first trip to Africa was a competition tour in gymnastics with 25 of my students from the Fachhochschule Darmstadt to South Africa and Namibia.
||from the left:
The gymnastic team of the Fachhochschule Darmstadt before competition
Karl-Heinz Göbel, Siegfried Krick,Franz Stadtmüller, Ernst-August Haller, Manfred Forst, Gero Knapp and myself as coach and
|on the stage in Windhoek / Namibia
presenting a German traditional song
- 1976 - Meeting in Mombasa/Kenya with all German sports experts engaged in Africa organised by the German Ministry for Economic
From 1980 until now
- Training camp for the National Boxing team in Germany, 1992
- More than 20 students have been trained in various sports disciplines in Germany.
- 1991 - on behalf of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) we organised a Volleyball Coaching Course for the ''South of Africa' in Botswana.
- 1993 - again on behalf of CISM we did a Lawn Tennis Coaching Course.
- 1997 - for CISM I organized a Sports Management Course in Botswana in co-operation with Prof. Hermann Gall as additional
- Observation of a qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon in 1980.
- Visit to the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa , 1999.
- Organising a training camp in Hannover/Germany for the Gymnastic Youth team (Boys and Girls), 1986.
- March 2001 - I was a facilitator at a Continental Sports Management Seminar in Cairo, organised by the Supreme Council for Sports in
- Training of Students in Volleyball, Lawn Tennis and Handball in Germany sponsored by Olympic Solidarity.
- Recruitment of the German Football Coach Klaus Ebbighausen for the National Football Team.
- Recruitment of the German Football Coach Gerd Schmidt for the football team of ELF Gabon.
- Organising a training camp for the above team in Germany.
- Training of students in Swimming, Football, Athletics, Handball, Judo and Wrestling in Germany sponsored by Olympic Solidarity.
- Training of two sports officers in sports management from the Kenyan Armed Forces, 1998.
- Training of the Army football coach together with his goal-keeper at a professional football club in Germany, 1997.
- On UNESCO contract I travelled 6 weeks through the country for a field research in sports to workout details for an advisory sports programme to be developed by the respective ministry in Malawi,
- Training of two Football National coaches, the Army football coach as well as for students in sports
- On behalf of CISM I run a Sports Management Course in Windhoek for the 'South of Africa', 1994 again with Prof. Hermann Gall.
- South Africa
- Visit on an invitation of the South African Embassy in Germany to take part in the Unification Games in Germiston, April 1992.
- Visit of an ANOCA meeting in Johannesburg, September 1992.
- Visit of the African Cup of Nations in Johannesburg, Durban and Cap Town and guest of a meeting of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa, 1992.
- Meeting with my former German colleague in Nigeria and presently Adviser and Coaching Director of SAFA, football coach Horst Kriete, 1997.
- Participation in the General Assembly of the International Military Sports Council in Khartoum, 1986.
- Training of the National Boxing Coach sponsored by Olympic Solidarity.
- Students were trained in Football, Swimming and Athletics in Germany sponsored by Olympic Solidarity.
- Participation in the General Assembly of CISM in Arusha, 1991 - Remark: Mr. Schrempp (now number 1 of Daimler/Chrysler ) and myself were given a special present of appreciation
by the Tanzanian Minister of Defence.
- Training of a football coach in Germany.
- Training of sports officers from the Armed Forces in sports management in Germany, 1992 and 1998.
two officers from Uganda
are receiving their certificates
at my office in Sippersfeld, 1998
- Training of about 30 students in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Badminton, Hockey, Lawn Tennis and Karate but also in Sports Management - including Colonels from the
Zambian Armed Forces.
- Participation in the General Assembly of CISM in Lusaka, 1991.
- Medical treatment of a football coach in Germany.
- Attachment of football coaches to German 1. division football clubs
- Providing a resident permit for Tendai Chimusasa in 1993 to train with the German top marathon runners. He could raise his performance tremendous on 10.000m and on half marathon
distance. Meanwhile he became one of the best world road runners and he also beat once the German champion Dieter Baumann and the World champion Martin Fiz from Spain in 1995 in Goetheborg/Sweden on
half marathon (60:26 min.).
- On behalf of CISM we organised a Handball Coaching Course, early 1992 and a Sports Management Course end of 1992 in Harare.
||the former DFB coaching director ( right )
Karl-Heinz Heddergott in training with INSA students in Germany
in a 6 month coaching course
Olympic Solidarity / IOC
The International Sports Academy has been an official partner of the International Military Sports Council for many years and my Secretary General was a member of the Partnership Commission. As
such we also contributed financialwise to the courses of CISM by providing training and study materials.
In 1987 we organised a study tour in Germany for all Arabic Secretaries General in Football. Among them were Mr. Mustapha Fahmi (CAF) from Egypt and Mr. Peter Veleppan (AFC) from Malaysia and also
the Arabic speaking Secretaries General from Africa, including Sudan.
As the President of the International Sports Academy I have been involved personally in all the above mentioned measures, by lecturing in the course or by doing the mangement for the trainig
camps. Often I accompanied the top teams to the Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games.
It was a great pleasure and honour to meet many of the
popular sportsmen and -leaders and I gained a lot for my life.
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Other activities in the World
(not yet completed)
- Participation as a speaker in conferences (Manila/Philippines, Tel Aviv/Israel, Vancouver and Quebec/Canada, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, etc.);
||from the left:
Ojewusi, myself and;
Dr. Awoture Eleyae in Israel
at the ICHPER Congress
at the ICHPER conference in Manila with my wife Barbara...
- Advisor in sports matter in Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, Muscat/Oman, Kuala
Lumpur/Malyasia, Hong Kong, etc.
- Visiting of sports events, sports complexes or sports organisations;
- Observer at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane/Australia, Glasgow/Scotland; Manchester /
||August 2002 at Manchester:
The Honourable Minister Steven AKIGA
(Ministry for Sports and Social Development / Nigeria),
and presently "President-in-Office" of the
Supreme Council for Sports in Africa ( SCSA )
in a friendly talk with
Mr. Rold Dommer / MÜTZEN DOMMER
who was responsible for the training camp in Stuttgart
||in the centre: ( July 2002 )
Mr. Solomon AKIGA, the brother of the Honourable Minister,
monitoring the training camp in Stuttgart by visiting the National Boxing
Team at Schriesheim
- Observer at the Olympic Games in Montreal/Canada, Los Angeles/USA, Barcelona/Spain;
- Invited to the Asian Games in Seoul/South Korea;
- Off. guest at the Asian Football Cup, African Cups of Nation etc.;
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