Super Eagles Media Officer Toyin Ibitoye, has disregarded comments credited to BBC journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana that William Troost-Ekong was a bad influence to the team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

In an interview with Soccernet.ng on Friday, Ibitoye accused Obayiuwana of being irrational with his words and has no proof to back up his accusation against the Udinese defender.

He said that the technical crew and players considered such statement as a none-issue and that Troost-Ekong has been a good character each time he’s called up to represent the Super Eagles.

“It’s a very delicate issue and if you observe you will see that I replied Osasu on twitter as well. For us, as a team, we have not had any issue where William Troost-Ekong was disrespectful to anybody. So all you need to do is to call Osasu and find out where Ekong was disrespectful, the time and place where he disrespectful.

“But for us, it’s a none issue because Ekong is one of the assistant captains of the Super Eagles and all the players in the team knows what Ekong is to the team. His disrespect and bad character are strange words when you talk about Ekong.

“So I don’t know where they got their reports or event from and we can’t be relying on it. And if you want to react to such a report, you will spend all day reacting. So for us is a none issue and I have told Ekong not to be bothered by it and he should continue to do his work. The coaches and his teammates are in full support of him.”