Players of the Flying Eagles hoping to represent the country at the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand will sign a code of conduct before the start of the competition, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed.

The signing of the code of conduct will not be restricted to the Flying Eagles, as players and officials of all the national teams are also expected to sign the memo, but it will start with the Flying Eagles.

“In the interest of the nation and as a means of regulating the conduct of players and officials representing the country at any point in time, Committee endorsed a proposal for all players and officials of the National Teams to sign a Code of Conduct, starting with the contingent to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada,” read paragraph 4 of the communiqué released after the executive board meeting of the NFF .

A code of conduct had been made available to all the Nigerian national teams in December 2013 by the National Sports Commission but with the latest development, it is now obvious the memo was never signed by members of the national teams.