World Scrabble champion denied visa for contest

Posted by News Express | 27 August 2016 | 1,917 times

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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. (BBC)

•Photo shows World Scrabble Champion Wellington Jighere.


Source: News Express

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