Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NFF Set to Regulate Football Players’ Use of Social Media

In the aftermath of Vincent Enyeama‘s Instagram announcement about his departure from the Super Eagles team, the Ni­geria Football Federation (NFF) is reportedly set to regulate players’ use of social media.
The Sun reports that NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, confirmed the development, stating:
“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.”

A small group had been work­ing on the code of conduct 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. Both Coach Sun­day Oliseh and player Vincent Enyeama even spoke cordially on Saturday during Enyeama’s meet­ing with the NFF leadership.”
Speaking on the alleged rift between Oliseh and Enyeama, Pinnick further stated:
“I told him (Enyeama) that he did so well for Nigeria over the past thirteen-and-half years that he had been there, and by all means, is deserving of a honourable exit. Whatever the situ­ation, whether he decides to return to the team or not, the NFF will or­ganize a worthy testimonial match in his honour because he served the nation so well.
“However, 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. Both Oliseh and Enyeama are true he­roes of Nigeria football, if you look at what they achieved at dif­ferent times. But Oliseh is Head Coach now and in charge of the team. We will continue to respect his contract; our role as a Federa­tion is advisory.”

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