Garba Lawal in action in France 98 Photo credit: Getty images

By Uche Dozie 

Sport Writer,

Nigerian ex-international and member of the Super Eagles squad to France 1998 World Cup has refuted claims that the squad brought in women to sleep with at the tournament.

The skilled winger in an interview with, Lawal said that the players did not do such and didn’t know where the news came from.

“I don’t know what West is talking about because at the World Cup, everyone has their rooms and you have to go through a lot of security and accreditation process before you can bring anyone into your space,’ Lawal stated.

He further stated that the security at the tournament was strong hence such would not have happened.

”The security detail at the FIFA World Cup is always top-notch, so, I personally don’t know what he is talking about.”

Taribo West had claimed that players snuck women in in the tournament in an interview.

Kick had reported that the former Inter Milan defender confessed that some Super Eagles players sneaked ‘African women’ into their hotel rooms a night before their disgraceful display in the round of 16 against Denmark.

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