Ex-Rangers Team Manager, Amobi Ezeaku Included In FIFA’s Pro Bono Counsel

Former Rangers International Team manager and Nigerian lawyer, Amobi Ezeaku has been included in a historic new group by the world football governing body (FIFA), the Independent Integrity Experts and Pro bono counsel groups.

Created For the first time, FIFA revealed in a statement that the group has 41 members appointed.

Gathered by Pulse news, the appointment it said, came after a thorough review of over 100 applications submitted worldwide with the 20 selected.

The four other nations appointed in the group include South Africa, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania.

Ezeaku and his colleagues are expected to help guarantee the rights of individuals who lack the necessary financial means to defend themselves before FIFA’s judicial bodies.

Noting that their role is important, FIFA further noted that, the integrity experts will” Assisting with the necessary investigations into potential breaches of the FIFA regulations and will be entrusted by FIFA to apply their professional knowledge in their respective fields in order to, amongst other functions, gather appropriate evidence, engage with third parties and represent or support FIFA in proceedings,” the statement read.

“In addition, as an essential component of FIFA’s legal aid system, the newly appointed pro bono counsel will perform a crucial role in guaranteeing the rights of individuals who would otherwise lack the financial means to defend themselves appropriately before FIFA’s judicial bodies,” it added.

Barrister Ezeaku is the youngest adminstrator to win the NPFL after Rangers won the title during his time with the club in 2016.

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