Giwa FC Court adjourns case with NPFL

At a court sitting on Wednesday, August 24, the case to ascertain whether the LMC obeyed the order to reinstate Giwa FC to the NPFL was adjourned.

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A Plateau high court sitting has adjourned the case between the League Management Company (LMC) and Giwa FC.

An August 12 interim order from the Plateau State High Court ordered the Jos-based side back to the Nigeria Professional Football league (NPFL) after they were expelled by the LMC.

At a court sitting on Wednesday, August 24, the case to ascertain whether the LMC obeyed the order to reinstate Giwa FC to the NPFL was postponed.

Plateau State High Court order on Giwa FC play Plateau State High Court's order for Giwa FC to be reinstated in the NPFL (Twitter/LMC)

 

The case was adjourned till Thursday, August 24 to allow for proper representation of counsels to the LMC and the NFF.

At a court sitting presided by Justice I.I Kunda, Habila Azard, counsel to the supporters' club chairman, had prayed the court to issue an order to suspend the league pending when the LMC obeys the order for Giwa FC to re-enter the league, with the LMC counsel, however, arguing that the prayers of the opposing counsel follow due process.

Counsel to the NPFF PBA Maduabuchi argued that the LMC are not supposed to be in court as they are the sole owners of the NPFL.

League Management Company play The LMC argues there are not supposed to be in court as they are the owners of the NPFL (League Management Company)

 

LMC's counsels also argued that they Giwa FC have no right to court proceedings and produced a document back up their argument.

According to Goal, Giwa FC in a surprising move wrote to LMC to categorically dissociate themselves from the suit filed by Mustapha Abubakar on their behalf.

In a letter sent to the LMC on Monday, August 22, Giwa FC stated that they have not instructed anybody to file a case on their behalf.

Giwa FC in May 2016 were expelled by  the LMC, organisers of the league, from the 2016/17 season due to a breach of NPFL Framework & Rules as they failed to honour three cumulative fixtures without acceptable reason.

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