Mikel Obi reveals how Turkish referee rub Nigeria against Argentina

The Nigerian Midfielder John Mikel Obi has revealed the dept secret how Turkish referee rub Nigeria against Argentina. Turkish referee refuses to give Nigeria the second penalty when the ball hit the Argentine defender Rojo who later gave Nigeria a heart broke.

Forty-one-year-old Turkish referee CuneytCakir was forced to consult VAR for a definitive verdict as the Nigerians insisted it was a penalty, before ruling that Rojo did not commit a foul.

Rojo went ahead to win the game for La  Albiceleste, and  the Super Eagles captain Mikel was left  venting  his  fury at  Cakir and VAR.

Mikel Obi was Speaking to reporters at the Mixed Zone after the match, the veteran former Chelsea midfielder only refused to hit the nail on the head – that his team were robbed.

However, the  31-year-old, who guided the Eagles to a second round exit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, said, “I have nothing against VAR but I  would say it goes for  the lesser teams and works for the big teams.”

Mikel Obi said the referee admitted that the Manchester United defender headed the  ball onto his own arm but  refused to explain to him why  he waved Nigeria’s  penalty appeal.

He said, “We’ve seen it again in the dressing room, it was a clear penalty. There wasn’t any way the referee could not give that.

“The referee looked at the VAR. He said it hit the hand. I asked why he did not give us a  penalty, he said he did not  know.”

“We did everything we could,” the South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner said.

“In the second half we pushed and pushed. It just wasn’t to be. It is  a young team and in four years most of them will be ready for this tournament.

“I’m very proud of the boys and what we have achieved. I think we have done really well. We have to keep going.”


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