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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mikel Obi blasts Egypt for ‘cheating’ after 1-1 draw

Captain of the Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi, has criticized Egypt’s players after Friday’s 1-1 draw in Kaduna.

Oghenekaro Etebo scored for Nigeria, before Mohamed Salah equalized in the 90th minute.

The goal came after defender Godfrey Oboabona had fallen on the pitch and the Egyptians refused to play the ball out.

“I think we played very well but we lost a lot of chances that we created that could have fetched us total victory in today’s match against Egypt,” Mikel told media.

“Everybody is saying we lost the game in the last three minutes but all I can say is that fair play is fair play, it doesn’t matter, fair play is fair play.

“Okay you can say we should have concentrated a little more, but Fair Play is Fair Play. This is cheating, that is all I can say. It happens in Egypt, it happens everywhere. It doesn’t matter how many minutes it is, you have to allow it. It is the referee that controls the game.”

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