Vincent Enyeama: It was a bizarre call for penalty

The Super Eagles goalkeeper says the call by the centre referee was an aberration as they drew with Zambia on Friday
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has berated the penalty call by centre referee Grisha Ghead as the Super Eagles were denied a win in their second Group C game against defending champions Zambia on Friday.

Emmanuel Emenike scored on 55 minutes before the Egyptian referee awarded a penalty to the Chipolopolo which was converted by goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

“It was a bizarre call for a penalty. It was one of the worst calls I’ve seen in the history of football,” Enyeama said during post-match press conference.

“It doesn’t belong to football if we want to develop the football of Africa. We don’t see such calls for a game of such magnitude – Nigeria, Zambia, defending champions.

“I don’t know what’s really happening about the officiating. I’m really mad about it.

“The last game we got a point blank penalty but were not given. The call is one of the worst calls I’ve seen in life.”

Nigeria will wait till next Tuesday to take on Ethiopia before knowing their fate in the tournament. They have two points in two matches.