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Nigeria coach Keshi 'happy' for Pitriopa ahead of Africa Cup of Nations Final

Posted: 10 February 2013 Time: 14:28

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has applauded CAF's decision to overturn Jonathan Pitriopa's red card.

The Burkinabe forward was booked for simulation, and subsequently sent off but replays showed he was clipped.

Keshi, whose Super Eagles play Pitriopa's Stallions in Sunday's African Nations Cup Final, says CAF did the correct thing.

"I applaud the decision taken by CAF because if you look at the video, he didn't deserve a red card," Keshi said.

"Playing in a final doesn't come very often, and to deny him the chance to play is unfair. I'm very happy for Jonathan."

Keshi was also pleased that fans would get a chance to see one of the continent's best players on show.

"And it's also good for the fans. Because you don't want to pay money and not watch the best players."

The Nigeria coach insisted however, that his preparations for the game have not been affected.

"No, we have continued to prepare the same way."

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:57 pm
Dear apartheid victims, its been nice throwing barbs at you on this forum. Till you host again, fellas, coz i know u cant qualify for anything
posted: 06:59 pm
The name is pitroipa, not pitriopa. Only lazy so called joirnalists couldnt be bothered to spell a name right
posted: 07:05 pm
@Kenkaba, "Dear apartheid victims, its been nice throwing barbs at you on this forum. Till you host again, fellas, coz i know u cant qualify for anything" I can't stop laugh o. That was a good one.
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posted: 07:23 pm
NIGERIA 4 b/faso 0
posted: 07:36 pm
Jst watched the closing ceremony wow what a show! Dbanj take a bow my brother!
posted: 07:49 pm
@whatchout....its really disturbing to knw that u find that funny as a fellow african i dont expect u to laugh abt that bcoz only ethiopia ws never colonised ...all other african coutries went through this @ some stage and south africa being the last coutry to be free is doing very well compared to ppl who have been free for more than 50 yrs but have made no progress in their coutries....these kind of comments are the reason africa is where it is in the world...u wud never hear a german make such comments about france,england or spain....only in africa
posted: 08:17 pm
@Kenkaba we don't ask for anything from you. Plz leave us alone
posted: 08:20 pm
Burkina Faso ply win this game I am tired of these Nigerians. Proudly SOUTH AFRICAN.
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posted: 09:09 pm
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