In the past five years, I have actively practised in a less trafficked but exciting area of law, Sports Law, where with all sense of humility, I have represented clients at different levels, courts and to the apex Sports adjudicatory body known as the CAS, sitting in Switzerland.
I have had the privilege of having not just individuals, clubs and State Governments, Sports Federations as my clients but also the esteemed office of the Minister for Youths & Sports of the Federal Republic of Nigeria represented and matter well prosecuted in Nigeria, Europe and at even Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland.
With humility, I have participated in the drafting of numerous legal instruments for the advancement of sports law in Nigeria, Africa and indeed the expanded international community, doing so with a profound sense of duty, care and responsibility to a sport and a group of professional players that bring so much joy to us all.
Today, I received an incredibly great news perhaps in recognition of my efforts in this area of practice. It is thus with great pleasure that I share with you that I have officially been certified as a Registered Intermediary of the Nigeria Football Federation and licensed to practice as same all over the world, representing and acting on behalf of Local and International Footballers and Clubs as an Intermediary/Agent from Nigeria and recognized by FIFA.
This is in part a notice to all my friends, particularly Clubs and Players, that you now have a licensed representative in me not just ordinarily as a lawyer for litigation/arbitration or documents drafting but also as an intermediary/agent during the usual transfers and documentation between clubs & players or Clubs & Clubs every season.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Pelumi Olajengbesi Esq.