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Who is Osasu Obayiuwana?

A qualified lawyer but functioning, mostly, as a British-Nigerian journalist, broadcaster and blogger for 30 years, I am currently the Associate Editor of the London-based monthly magazine NewAfrican, the continent’s oldest English-language general interest magazine - www.africasia.com. Over the last 21 years, I've reported on football and sport for the BBC World Service, BBC TV Sport and BBC Sport Interactive, travelling throughout the world, wherever there is an unusual or unique tale to tell. I regularly work as a reporter, commentator and sometimes presenter of the World Service's "World Football" programme. I have reported and written opinion pieces, interviews and features for Reuters, The Guardian and Observer newspapers of London, The London Daily Mail, Die Welt in Germany, World Soccer Magazine, FourFourTwo. Weekly Soccer Magazine in Japan, The Voice of America Radio network, Switzerland’s Facts magazine, Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper and South Africa’s Sowetan Soccer Magazine, I also worked on the IMG/TWI team (makers of the television programme, "FIFA Futbol Mundial") that covered the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. Covering several World Cups, Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and most of FIFA’s competitions, as well as watching league football from America’s MLS to the Chinese Super Division – and a lot of what is in between, like the French, Dutch, German, Belgian and Spanish championships, I have also dabbled into football administration, as a FIFA Media Officer during the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria. I was, until Friday, the 23rd of September 2016, a member of FIFA's Anti-Racism/Anti-Discrimination Task Force. I also advised the Nigeria Olympic Committee, as part of a group of lawyers, on how to set up a Court Of Arbitration for Sport, even though they are yet to implement our legal blueprint, five years after we completed our report! 😏


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