Super Eagles interim coach Augustine Eguavoen has disclosed that his team did not deserve to lose against Tunisia in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 game, Oyogist reports.
Nigeria were stripped off their hopes to claim the AFCON title by Tunisia after the team suffered a 0-1 loss.
The North Africans now advance to the competition’s quarter-finals where they will take on the Stallions of Burkina Faso on the same Stade Roumde Adjia pitch in Garoua.
Eguavoen, while speaking at the post-match press conference, blamed bad officiating for his team’s ouster from the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
He added that his players fought a good fight.
“We tried to come back after the Tunisia goal, and we chased the game. But then we got a red card.
“It was clear that the officiating wasn’t fair,” the coach said.
Meanwhile in other news, Augustine Eguavoen had announced his resignation as super Eagles coach yesterday.
According to Eguavoen, he would now go back to his former position as technical director of the team.