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NPFL, StarTimes Selected Media Parley: A Flight to Nowhere

NPFL, StarTimes Selected Media Parley: A Flight to Nowhere

 

By Uche Bright, Abuja

 

There is a planned media parley for “friendly media” boys. And the so-called non-friendly media boys are asking questions.

 

Beside the usual oiled media boys envelope, what can a parley achieve when the foundation is rotten? Will the parley make NFF a legal body given the Supreme Court stamped Justice Donatus Okorowo judgment which gave “PERPETUAL INJUNCTION AGAINST NFF FROM EVER HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA” What can be more sweeping than that?

 

Our information is that StarTimes is a Chinese-based company. But can it disobey equivalent Supreme Court judgement in Beijing or anywhere else in China, its home country?

 

The Nigeria League season may have ended with Rangers International FC as Champions but it is well rumoured afield that none of the 20 clubs that participated in the 2023/2024 season is smiling. Almost all the clubs managers go about with forlorn faces and frustrations boldly written all over them. Reason: The season ended without a penny from the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, under Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye and his Board. Even the N150 milliom prize money for Rangers was a post-dated cheque.

 

If the likes of StarTimes had equitably performed relative to past annual monetary values offered the league under the late Chief Oyuiki Obaseki and Davidson Owunmi , present COO of the league, the clubs will be better poised to meet responsibility when added to resources from some clubs owning State Governments.

 

With any iota of respect, how in the world will a media parley solve or connive at the utter disrespect of Court judgements that make NFF and Elegbeleye’s NPFL NON JURISTIC BODIES? Or the Chinese or unknown media boys acting as couriers to illegally facilitate abuse of Nigeria laws and court judgements

 

We await the outcome of the parley and angle of the media report by the media invitees. The media jury of media peers shall deliver its resolve then.

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