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Ambrose shocked by dismissal



Super Eagles' defender, Efe Ambrose has said he was shocked at being given the marching order in the Africa Cup of Nations encounter against the Stallions of Burkina Faso.

Ambrose was sent off in the encounter that ended one goal apiece for a second yellow card offence by the Algerian referee, Mohammed Benouza.

The Celtic strongman will miss the crucial Group C tie against Afcon holders, Chipolopolo of Zambia in Nelspruit on Friday.

Ambrose said even the yellow card he received was a first tackle which he did not deserve to be given.

"Then the red card was totally shocking because the contact was very minimal and it was as if he was waiting for two players to make contact to issue Nigeria a red card but we leave God to judge him and his officiating," he said.



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