NFF set to enforce code of conduct on national teams
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.”