Nigerian League Suspended Over Giwa Fc
SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended indefinitely by Justice I Kunda of the Plateau State High Court, sitting in Bukuru, near Jos, the state capital.
Kunda declared the suspension in his ruling, on Wednesday , over a suit filed by Ambassador Chris Giwa, Proprietor of Giwa Football Club, against the suspension of his club, Giwa FC, by the League Management Committee (LMC) and the NPFL.
He ruled that the league be suspended until the defendants (NPFL and LMC) fully complies with the earlier order of the Jos High Court reinstating Giwa FC back to the league.
Kunda 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.
Sensing this, the judge then declared that the case be adjourned sine die but also told the defendants that they can proceed with their appeal at the Appeal Court if they so wish.
Story by David Oputah