Super Eagles’ Loss To Argentina: Kaduna Fans Express Mixed Feelings


Reactions have continued to trail Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeat by Argentina in the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia on Tuesday with some fans blaming it on the officiating.
The fans, who expressed mixed feelings, told newsmen last Wednesday that the Super Eagles’ tragic 1-2 loss to Argentina and ouster from the competition, said it was as a result of Centre Referee attitude and others factors, including alleged racism still showing its face in the global football fiesta.
They lamented that the Super Eagles suffered poor officiating from the Turkish Referee, Cuneyt Cakir.
“We were denied a second penalty won after Argentina’s No. 16 jersey, Marcos Rojos, used his hand on the ball,” a fan Sunday Idi said.
According to him, that referee did “ojoro” that is he was partial, that handball was supposed to be penalty, but in spite of using VAR he still denied us the penalty because it’s Africa.
“If it was a handball against Nigeria, I am sure he would have awarded it, there is still racism in FIFA.
Idi expressed the belief that the referee was unjust to the Eagles and Nigeria, while if you look at the stadium all was supporting the Argentines, probably because of their skin.
Anita Musa, a female fan who said she was devastated by the outcome, noting that she could not sleep following the loss.
Musa said she was totally disappointed with the outcome of the match, adding: “God knows the best, let the team come back, they have done their best”.
Patrick Ozi-Ajayi, a Barcelona FC and Lionel Messi fan’s, however, said at the beginning of the match, that he was in a dilemma to either support his favorite player or his country.