In recent times, FIFA has taken its rule about national governments not being involved in football matters seriously. Some countries have either been banned or threatened to be banned by FIFA due to government intervention in football matters. This article seeks to discuss FIFA’s rule as regards non-intervention by national government.
Sport is a huge means of revenue for both developing and developed countries. Sports law, has become an emerging aspect of law in Nigeria, even though it has not been very much recognized by sports men, especially footballers, who fall into the trap of going through various unsavory situations such as being owed salaries, and being badly adviced to sign for clubs without any pedigree, and some signing slave contracts.
A trial in absentia typically refers to a criminal proceeding in a court of law in which the defendant is not physically present to present a defence and testify on behalf of one’s self. This typical Scenario occurs where a defendant flees midtrial, fully aware that he or she is supposed to show up in court or where there is proof that the defendant has attempted previously to frustrate his trial.
Africa is the world’s “youngest” continent with 41% of its population under the age of 15, 19% of its population between the ages of 15 to 24. Coming closer to home, 68% of Nigeria’s 180 million population is made up of citizens between the ages of 18 to 35(age bracket of youths as stated in the African charter).