The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday went to the Court of Appeal, Abuja to challenge a Federal High Court declaration that both the NFF and NPL were not properly incorporated and therefore not known to the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Federal High Court pronouncement was made on Friday, 20th January,
2012 as the Judge Donatus Okorowo delivered judgment in a case brought by former chairman of Nigeria Referees Association, Sam Sam Jaja over his disqualification from the NPL elections of May 8, 2010.

On Wednesday, the NFF filed a motion-on-notice for stay-of-execution
of the High Court’s judgment at the same High Court, while the body
filed a Notice of Appeal at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

The Nigeria Football Federation is seeking ‘‘An Order staying and/or suspending the execution, further execution and or compliance with all or any of the Orders in the judgment of the Honourable Justice of this Honourable Court delivered on the 20th January 2012 pending hearing and determination of the Appeal against the judgment filed on the 25th day of January, 2012 and now pending before the Court of Appeal, Abuja”.

The motion on notice for stay-of-execution will be heard on thursday, 2nd February, 2012 at the Federal High Court, Abuja

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