Algeria Penalty In Draw Vs Eagles Baffles Akpoborie

Algeria Penalty In Draw Vs Eagles Baffles Akpoborie

By Dele Boluwaji: Former Nigeria striker, Jonathan Akpoborie, says throughout his playing career, he did not see the kind of penalty awarded to Algeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria Friday night in Constantine, can reports.

The Super Eagles who had already qualified for the World Cup billed to hold in Russia next year took the lead in the 62nd minutes when John Ogu curled in a sweet left-foot strike into the top right corner in the dead-rubber match.

Algeria equalised through Brahimi from the penalty spot in the 88th minute after Shehu Abdullahi was controversially adjudged to have fouled him to end the match 1-1.

Reacting via his Tweeter handle, the former Wolfsburg FC of Germany striker sarcastically described the penalty awarded Algeria as ‘wonderful’.

“Wonderful. In my whole career, I have never seen a penalty like this,” Akpoborie tweeted.

Meanwhile, the 1-1 draw leaves Super Eagles unbeaten in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Super Eagles are expected to travel to Russia today (Saturday) where they will face Argentina in an international friendly match on Tuesday, November 14.


  • even Brahimi was surprised,with his first reaction he thought the ref blew for a freekick against him

    • Yes ooh, cus brahimi knows dat is ws not a penalty, dat ref should b sanction thoroughly by FIFA so he will not go about blowing rubbish as football

    • thank we already qualified, imagine that kind of decision stopping us from going to the world cup

  • I salute dat AFRICAN penalty

  • So how which we have not qualify and we need a win to so na like this referring go spoil our jolly

  • It was use to compensates the Algerians

  • With this poor performance, u still want FIFA to include African’s referee to officiate World Cup.

  • the commentator said’ ibraimi was penalized… or wait ho its a penalty!!! that said it all!

  • It’s not only in Africa that this kind of penalty is awarded, the one awarded to Switzerland in their match against Ireland is worse than this. So stop criticising African referees, it happens even in Europe

  • Achi 1 year ago

    That referee is not fit to officiate in a primary school football contest. CAF should see to his ban.Total disgrace.

  • Honestly that referee needs to be investigated.

  • But u have seen it yesterday

  • Kenny E. 1 year ago

    Yes that beer drinking referee from Gabon should be investigated.

  • That is why African refree cannot go to the World Cup

  • The referee was very happy for giving the Algeria the penalty.He should be sanction by the FIFA.

  • Charles shilaka 1 year ago

    My mind is on Argentina vs Nigeria game, where I would love to see Nigeria beaten but not disgraced!. This will help us learn the winning mentality.

  • Ghanaian referee against S Africa that was given matching order for life did the same thing against Senegal.

  • Chizob 1 year ago

    Mikel and Iheanacho scoring against Argentina is on my mind.