Breaking: Court Reinstates Giwa FC To Nigeria Professional Football League


An High Court of Justice sitting in Plateau, Jos has reversed the decision of the League Management Company of 20th May, 2016, expelling Giwa FC from the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The order was made in a suit filed by a certain Mustaphar Abubakar on behalf of Giwa FC – who is praying the court to compel LMC to restore Giwa FC to the NPFL, reschedule all matches of the Club which previously had been duly cancelled, and direct to return to the club all players who departed the club and registered for other clubs upon its expulsion.

The Jos-based club were relegated for infractions of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL, particularly for violation of B13.28 which prescribes expulsion from the league for any club that fails to honour three matches cumulatively within a season with no acceptable reason.

In a statement on its official twitter account, the LMC confirmed that the club would return to the topflight  courtesy an interim order issued by the Court and necessary steps will be taken to reschedule matches as it relates with the club.
”Giwa FC returns to the NPFL; courtesy Plateau State High Court interim order,” – the statement read.

In recognition of the court order, the LMC stated in a release available on its official website that it has taken immediate steps to effect compliance with the directives of the Court, as contained in the Order, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. LMC therefore stated that:
  1. Giwa FC has been restored to the NPFL Table, while further processes are being activated to reschedule the matches concerning the Club, in accordance with the NPFL Framework and Rules, 2015/2016 Season;
  2. No club shall henceforth feature any player whose registration it acquired on the basis of the expulsion of Giwa FC, as all such registrations are withdrawn.


The LCM further noted that it has taken legal advice and precipitate steps to approach the Court and have the interim order set aside and the suit dismissed by the Court for being frivolous and without any merits whatsoever.

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  1. Good day i’m Eluwa Isaac am hear by writing this for how much I love playing football if their is any helps I will be happy to pertistpat on it thank you for that.

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