Former Super Eagles interim head coach Austine Eguavoen has come out to reveal why his side loses the round of 16 clashes with Tunisia. The former Super Eagles defender said poor officiating by the centre-referee Maguette Ndiaye contributed to his side’s defeat to Tunisia on Sunday.
Austin Eguavoen Blames Poor Officiating for Super Eagles Afcon Exit
The Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-0 defeat to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in their second-round clash. Austin Eguavoen’s side was reduced to 10-men in the second half after substitute Alex Iwobi was sent off for a poor tackle. Reacting to the red he said: “Iwobi’s a red card, I don’t think it was.” “It was the first foul, and it wasn’t intentional, but we have to look at the VAR later and see.”
“However, first offence, I don’t think it was a red card. It was not a dangerous play.” “The boys fought hard, the officiating wasn’t fair.” The Super Eagles will have to now shift their attention to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which come up later in March against rivals Ghana following their exit from the competition following their exit from AFCON 2021.