We Are Not Aware Of Court Order Stopping League – LMC
The League Management Company has said it was not aware of the court order stopping the continuation of matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The LMC, the organisers of the League, said it had only been inundated with calls on the news and was not formally aware of the development.
Justice I. I. Kunda of a Plateau State High Court in Bukuru, near Jos, Plateau State, gave the ruling on Wednesday.
It was in a suit brought by Giwa FC seeking reinstatement to the NPFL.
Kinda said until his earlier order reinstating Giwa FC was complied with, the LMC and the Nigeria Football Federation should not continue with the League.
But the LMC in a terse statement on Wednesday said: “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.
“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.”