Court suspends Nigeria Professional Football League indefinitely


The Nigeria topflight league has been suspended by a Plateau based court over the failed reinstatement of the Jos Elephants

A High Court sitting in Bukuru, Plateau state has suspended the Nigeria Professional Football League indefinitely on Wednesday, August 31st.

In his ruling, Justice I.I. Kunda ordered the NPFL be put on hold following the failure of the League Management Company to comply with it earlier injunction to reinstate expelled Giwa.

Justice Kunda expressed displeasure over the reluctance of the LMC to restore the Jos based club into the NPFL.

Earlier on August 12, the court had ordered the LMC to bring back Giwa FC to the NPFL following the explusion earlier in May after they failed to honour three consecutive games.

He asked the NFF and LMC to reschedule all the matches the club missed during the expulsion and return all the players of the team who left and registered for other football clubs.

LMC, through it lawyer, filed a suit appeal against the interim order seeking the reinstatement of Giwa FC to the league.

The presiding judge however, gave the LMC a go ahead in their pursuit of an appeal at the Appeal Court.

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