Chelsea football club of England have reacted to the outcome of Super Eagles’ friendly match with the Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt.
In a message on their website, the English side described the penalty decision awarded against Nigeria in their 1-1 draw as harsh.
Ghanaian referee, Issaka Afful pointed to the spot and issued a yellow card to left-back, Ola Aina, for fouling Issama Mpeko, however, television replays showed the offense was committed outside the box.
Apart from Ola Aina, Chelsea had interest in the game because of Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Moses and ex-player, Obi Mikel.
Reviewing the friendly between Nigeria and DR Congo, Chelsea stated on their official webpage, ”In Africa, Nigeria drew 1-1 in a home friendly against Congo.
”Victor Moses was not involved but Ola Aina and Kenneth Omeruo came off the bench for the Super Eagles, who are in a tough group at the World Cup alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.
”William Troost-Ekong gave Nigeria the lead but a penalty harshly awarded against Aina late on levelled the scores up in Port Harcourt. Nigeria play England at Wembley on Saturday.”
Former England U19 skipper, Ola Aina won his fourth cap for the Super Eagles in yesterday’s game.