Super Eagles winger, Simon Moses has blamed the referee’s officiating in the team’s 2-1 loss to Algeria in an international friendly game played on Tuesday.
Recall that Nigeria took the lead just eight minutes into the game when Terem Moffi struck for Nigeria before Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez levelled parity for the Fennecs in the 40th minute when he converted from the spot.
However, Youcef Atal cracker, 21 minutes later, condemned the Peseiro to his first defeat to an African side since taking over the team earlier in the year.
Reacting to the game, Simon faulted the officiating from the centre referee and also said that the game did not go the way they planned it.
“Actually the game did not go the way we planned it. But it’s part of the job because we learn every day. And I believe we will pick a lot from it.
“We all know that the referee did not give us justice. But then the coach said we should forget about it and keep fighting. We just need to encourage and motivate ourselves because we play for pride, we play for our family and the Nigerian fans. I believe we did our best but it did not go as planned.”
Just last week, Nigeria had battled to a 2-2 draw with the Algerian home-based side. Both sides did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but the games were expected to get the Nigerian gaffer better acquainted with the players.
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