Court Has Declared NFL Illegal – Nduka Irabor

The chairman of the League Management Committee (LMC), Mr. Nduka Irabor has said that the Nigerian Football League (NFL) is an illegal entity and that his organisation was set up to run the league effectively.

Mr. Nduka, while speaking about the issues on the LMC registration on Channels Television’s breakfast show Sunrise Daily, revealed that a declaration initially made by the Abuja High Court confirmed the falsity of the NFL.

According to him, the Nigerian Football federation (NFF) has decided to invite experts to reform the league as well as the finance or funding and the sponsorship support.

The call for experts is to help address the domestic drift that has crippled the league relentlessly.

He added that the committee has also given the league a legal platform by incorporating a company to manage the league and that by the constitution the law empowers the NFA to run football.

He also highlighted the terms of references which include developing new standards and contracts for players.

Sunday Mba: Analyst Blames Ownership Dispute On ‘Nigerian Factor’

The Roving Editor for The Sun Newspaper, George Aluo has blamed the current controversy surrounding Sunday Mba’s ownership on lack of proper documentation, which he describes as the ‘Nigerian factor.’

Speaking on our breakfast programme Sunrise Daily, on Monday, Mr. Aluo attributed the cause of the dispute between two Nigerian Football Clubs, Rangers and Warri Wolves over which team owns Super Eagles’ midfielder, Sunday Mba, to the fact that the player’s movement was not properly tidied up.

Mba, who scored the winning goal that brought the AFCON 2013 trophy to Nigeria after 19 years, was sold to Warri Wolves by Dolphin, another club which had the player on loan from the Rangers, his (Mbah’s) original club.

“Things were not thoroughly done by all the parties involved,” Mr. Aluo said, blaming the clubs involved for ‘cutting corners.’

He also expressed surprise over the announcement made by the League Management Committee (LMC), Nduka Irabor, who declared that the player belonged to Warri Wolves.

Mr. Aluo, also pointed out that the whole brouhaha is as a result of Mba’s sudden success. He urged the LMC to invite the clubs for a round table discussion and that Mbah’s interest should be taken into consideration before a final decision is made.

Mbah has signed with the Rangers for the new season and is expected to play for the club as they will be representing the country in the forthcoming CAF Champions’ League.