NFF set to en­force code of con­duct on na­tional teams

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Joshua Odeyemi @josh_flexy

The Nige­ria Football Fed­er­a­tion (NFF) says a code of con­duct for play­ers and of­fi­cials of the var­i­ous na­tional teams will soon come into force as part of mea­sures to en­hance peace and pro­duc­tiv­ity in the teams.

This step was in swift re­sponse to the fra­cas that oc­curred be­tween the Su­per Ea­gles head coach, Sun­day Oliseh and goal­keeper Vin­cent Enyeama last week.

Speak­ing from Bel­gium yesterday, NFF Pres­i­dent Amaju Pin­nick as­sured that the doc­u­ment was ready and would be im­ple­mented soon­est to guide the con­duct of play­ers, of­fi­cials and coaches and min­i­mize ar­eas of con­flict and ten­sion in the na­tional camps.

“A small group had been work­ing on the doc­u­ment and I am happy to say that it is now ready for im­ple­men­ta­tion. This will spell out how play­ers and of­fi­cials must con­duct them­selves while in any of the na­tional camps, and min­i­mize the prob­a­bil­ity of misun­der­stand­ing be­tween coaches and play­ers.

“The re­cent hap­pen­ing in the camp of the Su­per Ea­gles in Bel­gium was un­war­ranted but I am happy we have been able to put that be­hind us,” Pin­nick said.

He in­sisted that: “The Head Coach is in full charge of the team and the camp at all times, and that fact must be re­spected. The NFF will sup­port and re­spect the de­ci­sion of the Head Coach of any of the na­tional teams at all times.”

The NFF boss fur­ther hinted that the code of con­duct is cer­tain to re­strict the use of so­cial media by play­ers to air sit­u­a­tion in the na­tional camp.

“No player launches his ca­reer through the so­cial media. When play­ers are at their clubs, they don’t broad­cast camp sit­u­a­tion on twit­ter, Face­book or in­sta­gram. The same re­straint and dis­ci­pline must be ob­served in the na­tional camp.”

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