Osasu Obayiuwana

A qualified lawyer but functioning, mostly, as a journalist, broadcaster and blogger for nearly 25 years, he is currently the Associate Editor of the London-based monthly magazine NewAfrican, the continent’s oldest English-language general interest magazine www.africasia.com. Osasu is also a consulting football producer/programme maker for SuperSport, the pan-African television sports channel, as well as being an adjunct journalism fellow at Pan-African University in Lagos, Nigeria. Before that, he had an 11-year working career, in England, with BBC's World Service Radio, BBC TV Sport and BBC Sport’s Internet division, travelling throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He has, to mention just a few, also reported for Reuters, The Guardian and Observer newspapers of London, Die Welt in Germany, 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, as well as worked on an IMG/ TWl team (The makers of the television programme, FIFA Futbol Mundial) that covered the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. Covering several World Cups, Africa Cup of Nations 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, German, Belgian and Spanish championships, Osasu has also dabbled into football administration, as a FIFA Media Officer during the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.

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FIFA Anti-Racism Task Force: Mission Unaccomplished

Journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, a member of the dissolved FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, shares his personal experiences and disappointment with FIFA’s attempt to address racial and discriminatory issues in football. This article was originally published by Play The Game. FIFA’s decision, that they had enough of the Anti-Racism...

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