Now that the League Management Company (LMC) has made ‘a staggering break through’ in getting Globacom Nigeria Limited to pay about N1.89billion as the title sponsor of the Nigeria Professional Football League, some respite seems to be coming their way despite the club owners discountenancing the event.
Taking a careful look at the cheque presented to the public whose replica should be what is taken to the bank, can we say there are many other new questions to be answered?
The cheque carries the name of the payee as “Nigeria Professional Football League.” As at the last count, I am aware there is no such company registered as such. We have the League Management Company which has become a muddy case. What with the illegality and fraud of the Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari, signing as the President of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) which he is not?
Back to were we are coming from. To discount the Globacom cheque, if the name on the massive cheque displayed is anything to go by, it can only be discounted by the payee.
A sundry review means that the operators of the League may have registered secretly another company called the Nigeria Professional Football League since the League Management Company cannot be paid such monies because they are not the named payee.
Ordinarily, I stumbled on the fact that the League Management Company is involved in a contempt before Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court Abuja. They were sued both in their personal and corporate personalities by Harrison Jalla’s National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF).