Project Topics

AN ASSESSMENT ON THE EFFECTS OF ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES SHOWING ON DSTV ON NIGERIA YOUTHS

AN  
ASSESSMENT ON THE  EFFECTS OF  ENGLISH 
PREMIER  LEAGUE  MATCHES 
SHOWING  ON  DSTV ON NIGERIA YOUTHS


CASE  STUDY  OF 
NASARAWA  STATE  UNIVERSITY 
UNDERGRADUATES

ABSTRACT

The   research 
profer an assessment of the effect of English premiership matches on youths.
It appraises the current trend of wide support ,interest and love for the game
of football. It analyses the effects it exact s on the youth and the
society  in fostering integration, unity,
peace, passion, energy, and a means of entertainment and social relaxation.
However  the research also analyses some
negative effect such as

the outcome of
conflict arising from the game and the growing trend of youth fraternizing and
even negating their studies for the passion of football. A case analysis is
conducted  to determine the effect of the
game on nasarawa state university undergraduate.

 INTRODUCTION

Nigerian youths have formed part of
the global followers of the british premier league matches   The
national media’s specialty at covering and broadcasting the league has been
unprecedented. The passion, zeal, accuracy, and dexterity with which presenters
of football matches broadcast and run commentary of the premiership and other
leagues in nigeria increases viewers’ love and interest for the game of
football. Also developed in viewers is the interest to identify with a club
side as a fan/supporter. The followership could be compared to that experienced
with the Nigerian local football league in the 1970 and mid 80s, which has
since been reduced drastically because of poor organization. Apart from the
national media, another medium providing Nigerians with the avenue to view live
coverage of these matches is the pay per-view centers, scattered all across the
nation’s cities. These viewing centers, specializing in providing pay per view
services of European football matches, have increased tremendously since the
beginning of the 21st century when more cable television net-works entered into
the business with fairly affordable subscription rates. Audiences viewing
games, plus fanatic support for particular clubs, have increased. An average
Nigerian youth and adult (male and female) are happy to identify as fan of a
chosen club side in the british premier league. Visits at these viewing centers
will find fans displaying knowledge of clubs history and player’s profiles, as
well as mini-fans club (non-formalized club). All members are known and are
identified as “our man’ and “our club” showing their unflinching support and
love for their chosen club.

1.1   
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The dexterity with which Nigerian
youths have in support and love for the premier league matches constitute the
fundamental basis for this research. The league had in recent times fosters a
common front in enhancing cultural and ethnic integration, peace, unity, love,
harmony. However there is the  social
negative effect such as conflict, youth fraternity, and anti social behaviors. And
in recent times many youths have been found spending more times in betting
houses than on their studies .In 2006 and 2007, the effects of English premiership on
Nigerians (youths and adults alike) took a new dimension when fans began to
label streets after particular football club in the English premiership. There
was conflict in parts of Lagos and Ibadan, and other parts of the country,
which in some cases lead to violence and killings between supporters of
different clubs. Is ethnic identity growing from this? On the surface, it seems
that the characteristics of ethnicity are observably on the rise.With this
picture, one may conclude that football is an instigator in causing conflict
and the same time at integrating people – a strong point or element in peace
and community building. The  research
therefore intends to provide  an
assessment  on the effect of  English premier league matches on  Nigerian youths with a case appraisal on
nassarawa state university undergraduates.

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The 
problem confronting the research is to profer an assessment on the
effects  of English

Premier league showing on Dstv on
Nigerian youths with a case study of nassarawa state university   undergraduate.

1.3    RESEARCH   QUESTIONS

     1   What is the nature of  English premier league

     2    What is the effect of English premier
league matches on Nigerian youths

     3    What is the effect of English premier
league matches on nassarawa state university undergraduate.

1.4      OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH

1        
To determine the nature of English premier league

2        
To appraise the effect of English  premier

3        
To determine the effect of the league on nassarawastate  university undergraduate.

1.5  SIGNIFICANCE OF THE
RESEARCH

The research intends to determine the
effect of English premier league  and to
assess its effect on nassarawa state university undergraduates

It shall also serve a veritable
source of information concerning sports and social effect.

1.6  STATEMENT OF THE
HYPOTHESIS

1   
Ho   The  level of nassarawa state university
undergraduate watching premier league is low

    
Ho    The level of nassarawa state
university undergraduate watching premier league is high

2   
Ho    The   positive effect of English premier league on
nassarawa state university undergraduate is low

     
Hi    The   positive  
effect of English premier league on nassarawa state university
undergraduate is high

3  
Ho      The  negative effect  of English premier league on nassarawa state
university  undergraduate is low

    
Hi     The 
negative effect of English premier league on nassarawa state university
undergraduate is high

1.7  SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The research shall  profer an assessment of the effect of English
premier league matches on Nigeria youths, with a case appraisal of the effect
on nassarawa state university undergraduate.

1.8  DEFINITION OF TERMS

SPORTS DEFINED

Wuest and Bucher (1999) define sport
as recreation, as a socially acceptable and non-profit oriented activity
performed during leisure hours which provides immediate and inherent
satisfactions to participants.

RECREATION DEFINED

 Mull, Bayless, Ross and Jamieson (1997) see
recreation as a means, through which people are educated on how to lead a
positive live in their leisure hours.

LEISURE  DEFINED

 Leisure is taken as a period when an
individual is not engaged in any activity to earn a living. Derived from this
then, sport is not just leisure; it is also employable for other uses.