Referee Eric Otogo-Castane of Gabon don kom provide explanation to d controversial penalty wey him give Algeria against Nigeria during d last game of d group B World Cup qualifier for Constantine.
Algeria force Nigeria to 1-1 draw, thanks to d late penalty wey dem give d Fennecs when dem say Shehu Abdullahi bin foul Algerian winger Yacine Brahaimi for d box, decision wey shock most football fans.
Replays show say d defender no do anything wey warrant make d referee give penalty against him, but referee Otogo-Castane kon explain to some Naija officials say him decision bin dey right.
D NFF board member tell news people say;
“As expected, we bin ask questions after d game and d referee kon explain to us say d decision na based on new law wey dem introduce for d game, wey allow intention to go punished”
“Him interpret Shehu intention to frustrate d man, wey bin no gree fall. D fact say d Algerian attacker Brahaimi no bin go down na him make d decision make e look like d wrong call according to am.
“Make we look things well, him bin do him best considering d atmosphere wey him bin dey under and especially after him turning down plenty attempt by d Algeria people.
“Maybe dem for don send Brahaimi comot before d incident wey led to d goal, but I guess him bin no want lose grip of d match, wey red card to d Algerian captain for don cause. Dem call am game management and we understand him explanation.”