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AFCON Qualifiers: NFF Gives Reason For Barring Journalists From Covering Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone

The Nigeria Football Federation barred journalists from covering Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone AFCON qualifiers scheduled to hold on Friday 13 November.

According to NFF’s Deputy Director of Communications, Demola Olajire, the barring was in accordance with CAF guidelines.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Olajire said, “No journalist will be allowed inside the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City for Friday’s match. This is in accordance to the CAF’s  guidelines.”

Asked if journalists will also not be allowed to cover some  Super Eagles’ training sessions in Benin City,  Olajire said, “I don’t think it will be possible.”

He also informed that the Super Eagles news conferences in Benin City will be staged online, according to the CAF guidelines.

Aside from journalists, fans will also not be allowed into the stadium.

The Eagles will host West African neighbours Sierra Leone on matchday three of the qualifiers.

Sierra Leone are bottom in Group L on one point after two games while the Eagles are top with six points.

Meanwhile, players like Ahmed Musa, Paul Onuachu, Kelechi Iheanacho, Oghenekaro Etebo and Maduka Okoye are already in Nigeria.

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