Jos High Court Suspends Nigerian League

  • Adeoti James Thursday Sep 01, 2016

A Plateau State High Court sitting in Bukuru, Jos, has created fair that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) mat be affected.

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The court ordered that NPFL be indefinitely suspended pending the time the League Management Company (LMC) agrees with earlier order reinstating Giwa FC to the league,

Justice I. I. Kunda who ruled at the high court yesterday said the counsel to the LMC, Olumide Olujimi, was using delay tactics after understanding that the Nigerian league is time-bound.

He maintained that the counsel was hoping that the league would have effectively ended before the case is determined.

The court then The judge declared the case adjourned sine die, but also told the defendants that they could continue with their appeal at the appellate court if they so wished.

However, the LMC has said it did not receive any court ruling saying the league is not going to be affected by any ruling.

The statement reads: “The League Management Company (LMC) has been inundated with sundry calls and enquiries regarding a piece of news being circulated that Plateau State High Court, Jos has made an order stopping Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) until the reinstatement of Giwa FC to the League.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, LMC states categorically, that it has not been served with any such order and is consequently unable to comment on this matter. If such an order is at any time in the future produced or served on it by due process of law, LMC wishes all our clubs, footballers, fans, partners and all Nigerians to be reassured that it shall take all steps appropriate in the circumstances to protect the integrity of the NPLF.

“Accordingly, the LMC states that the operation of. NPFL proceeds apace as scheduled and unhindered in any manner whatsoever.”

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