Super Eagles and Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama who said earlier this month that he will be retiring from Super Eagles after AFCON 2017 has been summoned by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to appear before its disciplinary committee on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 or risk being sanctioned. Enyeama is expected to explain his remark against the NFF’s choice of Ahmadu Stadium, Kaduna, for Eagles Afcon qualifier against Chad played on June 13,2015.
“You will recall that you were queried by the Nigeria Football Federation for your uncomplimentary remarks with regards to safety and security in Kaduna State, host of the Nations Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Chad Republic,” Chris Green wrote.
“You received the query letter on June 13th, 2015 and refused to reply to the query up till now, which is well over the 48 hours deadline given to you to reply to the query. Consequently, the NFF has referred the matter to the Disciplinary Committee for adjudication.
“You are by this, invited to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of Nigeria Football Federation sitting on Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 at the Federation’s Secretariat in Abuja. The committee sitting will commence at 11am prompt.
In a related manner, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who was sent off against Les Sao has also been issued a letter of reprimand, and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 alongside a written letter to football federation.
“The Board of the Nigeria Football Federation has viewed your behavior and conduct during the Nigeria/Chad match as tantamount to gross indiscipline and unprofessional, which undermined the discipline of the team in its totality and a breach of ethics for players as well as the Code of Conduct for players and officials,” a letter signed on behalf of the General Secretary read.
“Consequently, the NFF having reviewed the situation hereby impose a fine of $5,000 (Five Thousand American Dollars Only) on you as well as a written apology.
“We believe that subsequently you will be of good behavior and conduct, for a repeat of this behavior shall earn you even stiffer punishment. We hope that this action shall serve as a deterrent to others in our future engagements.”