VIDEO: Bizzare Penalty Kick Awarded In Nigeria League
Nigeria is a country full of wonders and the Nigeria Professional Football League is one of the places the country puts itself out as a different breed.
During last weekend's NPFL Match Day 14 games, seven penalty kicks were given to five home teams.
Five of those penalties were awarded when the home teams were losing or drawing and three were very late in extra time.
The footage of one those controversial penalty calls has been obtained by Bounce Sports with you the readers left to judge if it was a right one or not.
The visitors vigorously protested the decision with the Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma stating afterwards in an exclusive chat with www.riversunitedfc.com.ng that the decision to award the penalty at the death, left a sour taste in the mouth.
“There is nowhere in the world where that is a penalty. I challenge anyone who doubts what I am saying to watch the video of that incident and judge for themselves,” a visibly angry and bitter Eguma said.
Ogunye calmly converted the penalty, sending Nwabulu the wrong way, as the hosts closed out the 3-2 win.
Sunday’s result means that Lobi Stars remain three points clear at the top of the standings with 26 points from 14 matches while United dropped to 14th place on the standings with 17 points from 13 matches.