- As NSC grills Pinnick, Sanusi
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is set to soft pedal on some hard stands being taken against Super Eagles players including introduction of code of conduct, following the wave of retirement by some senior members of the squad.
Their change of stand on the issue followed the intervention of the Director General of National Sports Commission, NSC, Mallam Al Hassan Yakmut who queried the federation.
The football house had entered an emergency meeting on Wednesday following the outcry from some well-meaning Nigerians including members of the National Assembly.
The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, and its General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, were later summoned by Mallam Yakmut to brief him on what led to the retirement of Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike from the national team.
Our source said the decision to soft pedal on the Code of Conduct was to get to the root of matter, find a way out of the present quagmire and avoid further resignation of more senior players from the team.
The Director General, Alhassan Yakmut, also sought to know what transpired between Coach Sunday Oliseh and Enyeama in Belgium.
He also plans to invite the players affected, especially Enyeama, who was ordered out of the team’s base in Belgium.
The NFF officials were locked up in discussions over the issue as press time at the DG’s office located within the Abuja National stadium.
Eagles are expected to reconvene in camp on the November 9 ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Swaziland on November 13.