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NFF Set to Regulate Football Players’ Use of Social Media




Amaju Pinnick

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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  1. Me 2 you

    October 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Rubbish. You want to regulate it, so that you all can maltreat them. If Nigerians didn’t react, would you guys call Vin for talk. Sunday is a proud man and needs to learn how to respect others.

  2. Gbaam

    October 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Quit treating professional footballers as kids. It’s not all about flying down to keep an appointment, even that too is enough risk. How have we treated our injured heroes in the past? We all know they’ve all been abandoned to their fate. We are specialists in “Use and Dump.” A syndrome that has left us unappreciative of our own. How many medical doctors or lawyers have given their services free of charge to the Nigerian course?

  3. aanuolutomiwa

    October 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    shoro niyen……….are they in nursery skul

  4. Ms jazz

    October 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    We just like to abuse power in Nigeria. Amani and co concern yourselves with making sure our team is in top form to play good matches and WIN! Dazall

  5. Ms jazz

    October 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm


  6. lacey

    October 12, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Amaju is an idiot! Does he think that it is Delta State where his former brother in-law Uduaghan,his sister Uduaghan’s Wife and daughter Orode turned to their personal cauldron! He is going to be disgraced out of that NFF position, because they will all go and answer to EFCC soon how they misused Delta State funds! This guy is very inhumane and heartless,see the way he disgraced Keshi out of office replacing him with Oliseh who I cannot even remember his pedigree in football! Anofia!

  7. Tosin

    October 14, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    In this current world, many are famous for nothing – famous for being famous, like they say. Our football teams male and female actually deserve to be famous, to endorse healthy products, to comment on and participate in the administration of sports and other aspects of governance. Somebody wants to muzzle them – I disagree.
    For now yes they need to focus, but their management needs to give them publicity and get them deals/money. Right?

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