The Jos Elephants have showed intention to rejoin the NPFL after being on the brink of dismissal from the top flight if they miss three consecutive matches
Just when it seemed that it was all over for Giwa FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League due to its failure to play three consecutive matches, the club has reached out to the League Management Company in what is an attempt to stay off execution.
The Jos Elephants have agreed to play their Matchday 18 game against Enyimba that was slated for Ilorin on Wednesday afternoon. However, they have asked that the game be rescheduled despite Enyimba already waiting for them in Ilorin.
A statement from the club that was made available to Goal on Wednesday afternoon showed that they want to remain in the league while asking for the LMC t review the circumstances leading to their recent travails.
“Giwa FC has written to inform the League Management Com pany (LMC) that it has accepted to play its match day 18 with Enyimba Int’l,” said a statement from media officer David King.
“The club pleaded that the date of the match be rescheduled to enable the team play the match, but not in Ilorin.
“The club promised to do its best to uphold the integrity of the league for the good of the game too.
“In a statement signed by the Secretary of the Club, Samson Adamu, Giwa FC regretted all inconveniences caused league.
“Giwa FC of Jos also pleaded for an independent commission to be set up by LMC to look into the cases of the last two matches that were missed earlier with a view to allowing a replay based on arising conditions.
“Giwa FC says as a law abiding club it promises to uphold the integrity of the league,” concluded the statement.
Giwa FC was banished to Ilorin after a fracas stopped midway their game against Enugu Rangers in Jos on Matchday 12.
They have since missed two consecutive “home” games in Ilorin where they saw three points awarded to their opponents and three goals awarded against them.