As Nigerians Decry Referee’s Refusal Of Nigeria’s Penalty Against Argentina, Eagles Coach Beg NFF Not To Sack Him

(By Silas Amie)-Soccer loving Nigerians who are shocked by the sudden exit of  the Super Eagles  from the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Tuesday after a 1-2 loss to Argentina in the last group match has joined Didier Drogba and other Africans   to condemn the decision of Cuneyt Cakin, the Turkish referee  who officiated the match not to award  a well deserved  second penalty against Argentina in the second half of the match.
Many soccer analysts alleged  racial and other subjective considerations, especially after   the coach  had admitted  to Mikel Obi that the ball touched the hand of Marcos Rojo in the 82nd minute but surprisingly said that he  did not know why he did not award the penalty  that would have strengthened Nigeria’s position to win the match.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is reportedly begging the Nigeria Football Federation not to sack him because of  Nigeria’s exit from the 2018 World Cup in the first round, shattering the joy  of soccer loving fans.
It would be recalled that while the referee is being blamed partly for Nigeria’s early exit from the World Cup, another school of thought believes Super Eagles Coach did not live up to expectation, especially in the area of  correct reading of the match and ensuring timely replacement of players.

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