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Amokachi: With VAR Super Eagles’d Have Won AFCON 2000

Amokachi: With VAR Super Eagles’d Have Won AFCON 2000

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Legendary Nigerian forward Daniel Amokachi says the Super Eagles would have won the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations if the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had been introduced then.

Amokachi’s claim was in respect of the 2000 AFCON where Victor Ikpeba’s spot kick during the penalty shootout against Cameroon was controversially ruled out.

Replays showed the spot kick had crossed the line but Tunisian referee Morad Daami did not give it as a goal, with Cameroon going on to win 4-3 on penalties.

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When asked if he would have embraced VAR during his professional career, Amokachi, speaking in Monday’s edition of his radio programme ‘Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM replied:”I would have welcomed VAR during my playing days because with VAR we would have won the AFCON 2000.”

And on who he feels should lead the Eagles attack in case Victor Osimhen is not available, the 1994 AFCON and 1996 Olympic gold medal winner said:”Paul Onuachu has more better chance to spearhead the attack for Nigeria. He’s the only one and that’s if the coaching crew know how to use him.

“What Onuachu is experiencing in the Super Eagles was what Victor Agali faced during his time in the Team, we didn’t use him well. He was scoring goals when he was in Germany but the pattern of play in the Eagles did not suit him.”

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • No victor Ikepba’s Reaction to the penalty was the reason he made the ref believe the ball did not cross the line. and also ISSA Hayatou played a role I am sure.

     
  • And also Josh Maja should be included and given a chance ASAP

     
  • Aleks 2 months ago

    Also Maroc ‘88, AFCON, even more so..
    Better to even forget it…still leaves a sour taste in the mouth..

     
  • I think ex-players now read my comments here. So glad about that.

     
  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    That Afcon 2000 I don’t like to remember. Even, if Var was introduced then we wouldn’t have carried the day because of Mr. Issa Ayatu, the former CAF president.

    On the other hand, “What Onuachu is experiencing in the Super Eagles was what Victor Agali faced during his time in the Team, we didn’t use him well. He was scoring goals when he was in Germany but the pattern of play in the Eagles did not suit him.”

    That is what is happening with Oga Rohr and the entire coaching crew.

    They don’t know how to use players. That is the only problem of the current Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Hassan Ismael 2 months ago

    Rhor must change Super Eagles style of playing that must set up on playing crossing ball by wingers in order to give Onuachu headed balls to score goals,or to give Osihmen wided crossing ball to score goals…

     
  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    @Hassan Ismael, well spoken bro. God bless Nigeria!!!