Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that the Video Assistant Referee VAR disrupted his team in the quarter-final match of the Super Eagle against South Africa which ended 2-1 win in favour of Nigeria.
Recall yesterday the super Eagles played the South Africans in the quarter-final match in the ongoing Afcon in Egypt in which the VAR awarded the South Africans a goal against the Super Eagles.
The VAR system was presented at the quarterfinal phase of the competition and is being utilized in the games for the first time.
VAR made its first significant intervention in the match when it overruled a lineman’s decision to disallow
Addressing the VAR decision against Nigeria, coach Rohr has this to say:
“For five minutes we had to wait, goal or no goal, and that was hard for my team,” the German told reporters.
“The second goal did not go in for us and then you have seen this free kick, and this VAR decision – you never know what can happen with VAR on a free kick.
“Now we are mentally strong and we were able to come back,”
“We had a young team but this team continued to work and this result perhaps helped us to beat in the next game Cameroon, who were African champions, 4-0 in the same stadium (in a World Cup qualifier), so we could learn from this match,” he added
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