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ELECTIONS: NPL WANTS COURT CASES RESOLVED

By NBF NEWS
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The Nigeria Premier League on Monday said it was eager to get the court cases behind it and hold its long-delayed election before the season runs out.

The elections, which were scheduled to hold earlier in the year, were postponed indefinitely following legal action taken against it by Sam Jaja and Ray Nnaji after they were disqualified from the race.

While Nnaji's case was struck out from an Enugu High Court in March, Jaja's case was adjourned for the second time on Monday.

The NPL Executive Secretary, Alhassan Yakmut, told our correspondent on the telephone that the football body was not interested in dragging the issue too long.

'The league has suffered some setback since the court cases and we will want the last case to be resolved quickly so that we can attend to pressing matters in our football,' Yakmut said.

'When a case is in court, there is little we can do in terms of administration.

'I don't know if Jaja will withdraw the case from court and I cannot say if the court will entertain the case.

'Whatever happens, we are ready to hold the election as soon as possible. Everybody is ready and all the materials are in place.'

The court case has already come to the notice of FIFA and the world football governing body has warned the Nigeria Football Federation to address the issue or face its wrath.