Current world Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere has said that he and his team have been denied visas to France to take part in a Scrabble contest.
He broke the news on Facebook:
I and my Nigerian compatriots were refused visas. Yes, you heard me right! The number one Scrabble playing nation on earth was refused visas to enable her contingent participate at a Scrabble event.”
In November Wellington Jighere become the first African to win the English-language World Scrabble Championship.