NFF bans Eagles from social media during the world cup.


Stay off Social directive have been given by The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) inorder to curtail the irrational exchange of words between the players and Nigerian fan as it was reported yesterday about a rant between John Ogu and a fan on Twitter.

First vice-president of the federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, is concerned that it has become a source of distraction for the players and team officials at the Eagles’ base camp in Essentuki have been told to address the issue ahead of Friday’s crucial clash against Iceland.

Some players were trolled on social media after Nigeria lost 2-0 to Croatia last Saturday and got involved in nasty exchanges with the fans.


“Personally, I don’t think that our players should react to people on Social Media,” Akinwunmi told journalists in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

“To the best of my knowledge, the issue has been addressed by those with the team in Essentuki (team base camp) and there’s no issue about that anymore.”