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2018 World Cup: Nigeria sacks FIFA correspondent over leaked starting XI

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Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, have declared Fifa’s Nigeria correspondent, Samm Audu, a persona non grata.

According to All Nigerian Sports, the correspondent was also banned from attending all Super Eagles training sessions until further notice.

Audu was accused of leaking the Nigeria starting eleven, going as far as publishing it on FIFA official website, days before the Super Eagles first World Cup game against Croatia.

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr was displeased with Audu’s role in his side’s defeat to Croatia and officially made a complaint to the world football governing body who were then forced to replace him.

A foreign journalist, Annette Braun was brought in Audu place for the 2018 World Cup.

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