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Pinnick reads riot act to national coaches, NFF staff

Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has directed the federation’s Legal Department to henceforth work closely with the Legal Committee for the enforcement of the Code of Conduct.

Pinnick, who spoke on Wednesday in Abuja, said there was the need to ensure the enforcement of the code enshrined in the national coaches’ contracts.


He also directed that a separate document be developed to be signed by the Head Coach and Team Administrator of every national team embarking on any assignment.

“Henceforth, the NFF will visit any violation of the code with stiff sanctions as enshrined in the code and the coaches’ respective contracts.

“People will as from now take responsibility for their actions, inactions, misconduct, negligence and downright ineptitude.

“We cannot continue to go on this way. What happened was a major gaffe and we will no longer condone this level of indolence and lack of seriousness.

“People must change their general attitude and their approach to work henceforth, or be ready to face sanctions,’’ the NFF president said.

He spoke at a meeting with NFF management and staff in Abuja, against the background of the sanctions imposed on Nigeria by FIFA over Super Eagles’ use of an ineligible player.

Pinnick also charged the heads of different departments and units in the federation to be much more alive to their responsibilities.

He then directed that extant rules and regulations be fully enforced to deal with erring members of management and staff of NFF.



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