Aftermath Of Enyeama Fracas, NFF Takes Drastic Decision, Set To Do This To Oliseh

Following the altercation between him and former skipper of the team, Super Eagles of Nigeria’s coach, Sunday Oliseh is set to get new rules from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Sports has reliably gathered.


According to information on the NFF’s website, the code of conduct for players and officials of the various national teams will soon come into force.

Oliseh and Enyeama were involved in counter accusations over comments credited to the pair, an incident which forced the Nigerian skipper into premature retirement.

Although the Lille of France’s number one shot stopper returned to the team’s Belgium camp at the request of the NFF boss, the federation is looking at giving new rules to the coach and players as well.

The NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, who made this disclosure in Belgium on Sunday, affirmed that the code of conduct 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 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,” the NFF boss stated.

Pinnick also revealed what happened during his meeting with Enyeama, saying: “I told him 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.

“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.”

Meanwhile, plans are in top gear to give Enyeama a befitting exit for the team as it was earlier reported that a testimonial match will be played in his honour on a yet to be decided date.