The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended by the League Management Company, following the upheaval at the Nigeria Football Federation.

Nigeria  football was thrown into crisis after the world cup when the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung directed that Chris Giwa takes over the leadership mantle at the NFF based on Supreme Court judgment.

However, world soccer governing body FIFA insisted that it only recognises Amaju Pinnick as president. “The decision is based on the current adverse circumstances in the administration of football in the country, as a result of which sponsors, partners and service providers have expressed strong concerns and are reviewing their involvement in the league,” the LMC said in a statement.

“Furthermore, organising matches of the NPFL under the current circumstances might cause irreversible damage to the league brand.”

The leadership crisis means the Nigerian Professional Football League – which was due to recommence on July 18 – has been suspended indefinitely by the League Management Company (LMC) until the dispute is resolved.

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