Indiscipline bane of Eagles – Pinnick


President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that there are cliques in the Super Eagles, adding that the players were not friends and they lacked discipline.

Pinnick who was speaking on a television programme Monday morning touched on a wide-range of issues affecting the national team.

“I noticed that the players are not friends, there are various cliques and all of these stuff,” revealed Pinnick, adding, “they should love themselves.

“There is a level of indiscipline and this impacts negatively on the performance of the team.”

He also spoke on the latest cases of indiscipline involving skipper Vincent Enyeama and Ogenyi Onazi, insisting nobody is bigger than Nigeria.

Onazi was fined $5,000 for his sending off against Chad in an AFCON qualifier and Enyeama will on today face the NFF disciplinary committee after his statement questioning the safety of Kaduna for the match.

“Will you do that at your club?” he asked about the needless red card Onazi bagged.

“Enyeama made careless and provocative statements about Kaduna and we felt very bad about it. It cost us as it heightened the security situation in Kaduna.”

He said the executive committee will soon take a decision on the Flying Eagles and the Super Falcons after they both crashed out of their various World Cups this month.

Pinnick further disclosed that the NFF are probing the reported application of Stephen Keshi to coach Cote d’Ivoire.

“We will look into it. Let’s wait and see,” he said.

“But it will be suicidal to say he wants to seek employment somewhere else when we are not owing him.”

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