Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Super Eagles

Efe Ambrose © Action Images

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.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Vincent Enyeama versus the NFF
Who could have imagined that a small innocent comment by the captain of the Nigerian national team...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Are women refs better than men?
This coming weekend (4th and 5th July 2015) will see the final of two major soccer competitions in...

Sunday Oliseh
Cech just what the Dr ordered
Arsenal have been a bit lightweight in the goalkeeping department since the departure of Jens...

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...

Carol Radull
Why Harambee Stars won't go far
So, Harambee Stars lost 2-0 to Ethiopia in our Chan qualifier match on Sunday. What’s so surprising...

Clyde Tlou
Time for SA legends to step forward
A lack of ambition is hampering the South African 1996 Africa Cup of Nations legends.