Reports say that the Nigeria Football Federation has declared Fifa’s Nigeria correspondent, Samm Audu, a persona non grata and has prescribed the journalist from attending all Super Eagles training sessions until further notice.

Audu was accused of leaking Nigeria starting XI, going as far as publishing it on FIFA’s official website, days before the Super Eagles played Croatia in their World Cup opener.

FIFA's Nigeria Correspondent, Samm Audu Banned From Eagles Camp

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Audu wasn’t the first Nigerian reporter to correctly report the projected starting eleven vs Croatia, as two others did so before he confirmed it on FIFA’s official webpage.

Gernot Rohr expressed his anger over Audu’s role in his side’s defeat to Croatia and officially laid a complaint to FIFA who have now replaced Audu with a foreign journalist, Annette Braun.

In Braun’s introductory speech, she tactfully stated that Samm Audu was performing other duties for FIFA elsewhere.

Nigeria are due to hold a press conference at their Essentuki Training Site on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 4:30 pm.