Asante Kotoko appoint Brazilian lawyer Nilo Effori as management member


The Porcupine Warriors have appointed a Brazilian legal practitioner as a management member of the club.

Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah has announced Nilo Aguillar Effori as the club’s international head of legal affairs.

Nilo is the founding partner of Effori Sports Law (Effori Sociedade de Advogados), a boutique law firm based in São Paulo and London, specialising entirely in all manner of international sports disputes.

With more than a decade of experience in this field, Nilo has advised clubs, athletes, agents, intermediaries and international sports federations and has successfully represented his clients in disciplinary, regulatory, contractual and doping disputes in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Basketball Arbitral Tribunal, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, FIFA Players’ status committee, FEI Tribunal, FIA International Court of Appeal and other international sports federations’ decision-making bodies.

Nilo has also advised on international transfers as well as handling contractual matters for clubs and athletes, including formula one drivers and UEFA Champions League clubs winners.

More recently, Nilo has been advising clients in the Middle East, and particularly in Qatar, assisting the Qatar Sports for all Federation in improving the legal structure for the country’s clubs and federations.