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Taribo: Troost-Ekong could be a victim of extortion from NFF officials

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Taribo West backs Troost-Ekong after allegation of being disrespectful by top NFF officials

The Super Eagles defender has been branded as arrogant and disrespectful by top NFF officials, according to Osasu Obayiuwana, a journalist with the BBC.

In a series of thread on Twitter, Osasu claimed that many top NFF officials have been finding Troost-Ekong ‘s behaviour of late unacceptable.

The journalist continued that this might pose a great threat to the future of the defender in the national team.

However, Taribo West, a 42-capped international assumed that Ekong’s resistance to extortion might be the genesis of the alleged brouhaha between the player and NFF officials.

Taribo told Brila, “When they {NFF officials} come to ask for handouts {bribe} and you don’t give them, they could start a conspiracy against the player to get him sacked.

“It could be anything.”

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Part of what Ekong was alleged of was him being amongst the team-lead that staged no pay – no play protest at the last AFCON.

In further defence, Taribo said that the Dutch-Nigerian was within his right to claim what belongs to him.

Taribo added, “If Ekong is fighting for his rights (bonuses) in the national team then it isn’t a problem

“He has to do it because when he’s done playing nobody will remember him, this is a country that does not value its own.

“It happened to me and those before us, when you get injured nobody, not even the Federation comes to your aid.”

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Meanwhile, John Ogu has joined the trail of many, who have leaped to the defence of Troost-Ekong, as he described the allegations against the defender as ‘fat lie’

The midfielder wrote on Twitter: “How people come up and talk negatively about a very decent and loyal player like
@WTroostEkong {Troost-Ekong} baffles me.

“This boy is one of the very respectable players in the team.”

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