As the AFCON qualifiers take place, Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has come out to detail the reason behind the Eagles crashing out of AFCON at the last 16 to Tunisia.
Speaking at the press conference ahead of the qualifiers for AFCON, Peseiro revealed that though the players were the better side at the tournament, they lost out due to a situation that was out of their hands.
He explained that the red card to Alex Iwobi was not deserved, a factor that played in the favor of Tunisia to be handed a cold victory.
He said that even with a man down, the Nigerian team still played better than the North African team, Tunisia.
In summary, he felt poor officiating was partly the reason why the team lost.
“In the last AFCON I think our team was the best there but bad luck in that moment. That crazy red card. The VAR discovered in this moment made a red card for nothing because even against Tunisia”, he said.
”The team was better than Tunisia even with ten men they created enough opportunity to score and win the match. Of course you the people, the fans sometimes you can not see that because of the emotion close your eyes but for me I saw in that moment. I don’t speak about the match against Ghana but against Tunisia”, he stated.