LMC refutes stoppage of league

LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko
LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko

The League Management Company (LMC) has refuted any claims that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been put on hold, assuring Nigerians, clubs and players that the activities of the league remains on course without any hinderance whatsoever.

This is following unsubstantiated news making the rounds that a Jos court has ordered that the league be put on hold until Giwa FC is read mitten into the competition.

In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the LMC noted that it has not received any such order from any quarters.

“The League Management Company (LMC) has been inundated with sundry calls and enquirers 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,” the statement said.

“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.”

Recall that Giwa FC was suspended from the league following its violation of the regulations and a Jos court gave an interim injunction for its reinstatement which the LMC has also appealed against.

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