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LMC insists NPFL will go on despite Jos court ruling

01 September 2016, 12:10

Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) has insisted that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will go on as scheduled despite a Jos court ruling halting the games, Vanguard reports.

A Jos High Court on Wednesday ruled that the NPFL be suspended indefinitely until the LMC fully complies with an earlier order of the Court reinstating Giwa FC to the league. Giwa FC was thrown out of the premier league for failing to honour three consecutive matches.

“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.” LMC said.

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

Also read: Giwa FC reinstated into NPFL

Mustapha Abubakar, who is the chairman of Giwa FC Supporters Club, had took the NPFL and LMC to the State High Court to address the suspension of the club from participating in the ongoing premiership.

But Justice Kunda in his ruling delivered at the Plateau State High Court which sat in Bukuru on Wednesday, decried the tactics being employed by the counsel to the LMC, Olumide Olujimi, to delay the case considering that the Nigerian league is time bound, and the league would have effectively ended before the case is determined. The judge declared the case adjourned sine die but also told the defendants that they can proceed with their appeal at the Appeal Court if they so wish.

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