Gabonese Referee In Trouble As CAF Labels Penalty Awarded Against Nigeria Harsh


The Confederation of African Football ( CAF) have criticised referee Eric Otogo-Castane ‎for awarding a late controversial penalty to Algeria which helped them draw 1-1 against Nigeria.


Algeria forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a draw thanks to a late penalty converted by Yacine Brahaimi which cancelled out John Ogu 62nd minute goal for Nigeria.

The incident that lead to the penalty has been criticised by CAF in their match report of the game, with a piece on their website tagged ” Algeria Convert Soft Penalty To Hold Nigeria “.

Posted on the official website of the football governing body of Africa, the writer insist that the Shehu Abdullahi who was adjudged to have fouled Brahaimi in the box didn’t foul the forward.

“Yacine Brahimi won and converted a harshly-awarded late penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw for Algeria against already-qualified Nigeria Friday in a World Cup Africa zone Group B dead-rubber.

“The Gabonese referee ruled that Abdullahi Shehu fouled Brahimi as he moved into the box in Constantine, but big-screen replays suggested otherwise” reads the piece on