Bayelsa Rue ‘Dubious’ Penalty In CAF Match

Bayelsa United skipper Salomon Junior says they lost a CAF Confederation second round match to How Mine FC of Zimbabwe on account of a dubious penalty award.
Bayelsa lost 2-1 to hosts How Mine FC on Saturday with the return leg slated for Sapele this weekend.
The Benin Republic international defender said they went for victory, put in their best and almost got a draw before the referee awarded a penalty to the home team in the dying minutes of the encounter.
“It was a good game for us as we gave all within us, we went for victory and almost got a draw. We scored first, they scored a good goal to equalise but the referee gave them a free penalty to score the winner in the concluding minute”, Junior told
“It was not a penalty, I was close to Mutiu Adegoke when he actually fouled somebody, but it was well outside the box, but the referee decided to still award them a penalty.
“But we won’t let that affect us. I am very sure they can’t beat us in Nigeria, we will beat them well and progress to the next stage of the competition”.
The overall winners of this clash will advance to the playoff stage of the second-tier Confederation Cup.

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