Nigeria protest to CAF over Eaglets ouster

Nigeria protest to CAF over Eaglets ouster

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Aug 21, 2016. 21:37

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have lodged an official complaint to CAF over the poor officiating and treatment they received during an U17 AFCON qualifier in Niger.

On Saturday, Niger caused a major upset when eliminated five-time world champions Nigeria 3-2 on aggregate to advance to the next round of the U17 AFCON qualifiers.

NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said the officiating left much to be desired and everything was done to frustrate the Nigerian continent to Niamey.

“I'm personally worried and Nigeria Football Federation is worried and we are going to lay an official complaint,” said Sanusi.

“There was more to what we saw here in Niamey from these officials. This, I believe, was why they seized our camera. Look at the penalty awarded against us by the referee; where did that come from? There was nothing close to being a penalty kick in that situation.

“Even the free kick that was given during the prolonged time-added-on time was strange. The referee was making foul calls on all the moves we made. I have never seen this kind of humiliation and officiating.”

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