Giwa FC have been expelled from the Nigeria premier league after they failed to honour a total of three matches. The League Management...
Giwa FC have been expelled from the Nigeria premier league after they failed to honour a total of three matches.
The League Management Company (LMC) announced Giwa’s expulsion on Friday, citing a breach of the rules governing the competition.
Giwa FC has been expelled from 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football league season— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) May 20, 2016
Giwa are from the northcentral town of Jos and are owned by businessman Chris Giwa, who is locked in a power tussle with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Giwa FC is in breach of #NPFL Framework & Rules for failing to honour three cumulative fixtures without acceptable reason.— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) May 20, 2016
He has argued he does not recognize the NFF after he dragged it to a civil court challenging their legitimacy, insisting he was duly elected NFF president in August 2014.
Last week, the NFF banned Giwa and several of his top supporters for five years each for impersonation and taking football matters to an ordinary court.
The power tussle has severally got world football governing body FIFA to threaten banning Nigeria