Mikel: Egypt Didn’t Play Fair Against Super Eagles

Mikel: Egypt Didn’t Play Fair Against Super Eagles

By Johnny Edward in Kaduna:

Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf:

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, blamed ill- luck and the failure of the Egyptians to adhere strictly to the rules of the game as the main reason why the Super Eagles failed to record a win in Friday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pharaohs, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


The Super Eagles were heading for a 1-0 win against the North Africans before Mohamed Salah put his side level late in the game.
The Chelsea midfielder told Completesportsnigeria.com said he and his team mates  expected the Egyptians to give the ball back to them after it was kicked out to allow one of the players recover from an injury.

He however expressed confidence they will beat their opponent next Tuesday in Alexandria.

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"We feel cheated with the way the Egyptians scored their goal," a visibly disappointed Mikel told Completesportsnigeria.com after the game.

"We expected them to give the ball back to us after one of my team mates kicked it out to enable the referee attend to attend to the injured player, but instead they went on with play and scored.

"Even though it hurts a lot, there is a lot to play in the group. We believe we can beat them in Alexandria and that is what we are doing to do.

"I love the atmosphere in camp as everyone is determined to see us qualify for the next AFCON. We will fight till the end to ensure we achieve that objective."

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  • Michael Omotor 6 years ago

    Super stars always show up in big games regardless of playing in Npl or premier league.Play determined and more serious.All premier league strikers one goal a piece or let us feature Etebo in his natural position and feed him with balls to take us home to success land.

  • Elarag Ekramy 6 years ago

    OMG ! Your team has been cheated you didn't talk about the last ball with Salah referee protected your team and finish the match before the second Goal . any how body make sure that your team will get spanked in Alexandria ! 🙂

  • AFOLABI DAVID 6 years ago

    Should that be anexcuse again? always looking for something to say.  We always like to play football with mouth. efe Ambrose and Godfrey Oboabona has no place in Ngeria squad again. even mikel was very slow in the midfield. i could not even sleep last night. how can someone explain, just 3min extra time and this so call eagles don`t know what to do till the Egyptian equalize. it is really a shame to us.

  • Mohsen Ahmed (Egypt) 6 years ago

    It is not Egypt, which does not play fair play,Egypt deserved to win and ask the unjust refree which finish the match during a dangerous attack to Egypt.

  • Mohsen Ahmed (Egypt) 6 years ago

    It is not Egypt, which does not play fair play,Egypt deserved to win and ask the unjust referee which finish the match during a dangerous attack to Egypt and We are waiting your team in Egypt.

  • Adeboye Oluranti 6 years ago

    Nigeria will beat Egypt in Alexandria on Tuesday, write it down this Super eagle will take us to Gabon next year afcon. Egypt will come out now and they shall be wounded.