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2021 AFCON Qualifier: Journalists Barred From Covering Super Eagles vs Sierra Leone Game

2021 AFCON Qualifier: Journalists Barred From Covering Super Eagles vs Sierra Leone Game

Journalists will not be allowed into the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City during  Friday’s 2021 AFCON qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, as the organisers, the NFF, implements CAF’s guidelines against Covid-19 pandemic.

This was revealed by the NFF’s Deputy Director of Communications, Demola Olajire, speaking with journalists on Monday morning. 

“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.”

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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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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • Ajasco 3 weeks ago

    Does that mean we are not go to view it on tv since no journalist will be allowed to cover the match

     
  • We like to overdo our things in Africa, just to show self-importance… Lolz. Which one be journalists no go allow to cover an international match?

    Even most Europe that’s the major origin of covid19 is now allowing fans into the stadium not to talk of journalists.

    A ten thousand sitter stadium won’t be enough for social distancing for journalists that are less than 200? How do they expect them to capture a reasonable coverage? O ga Gan oo