El-rufai Says Pharaohs of Egypt Equaliser Against The Super Eagles Was Not In The Spirit of Fair-play


Gov. Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state, has said the Pharaohs of Egypt equaliser against the Super Eagles during the 2017 AFCON qualifier played at Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Friday was not in the spirit of fair-play.

El-Rufai made the remark at a dinner he held in honour of the Super Eagles on Friday night at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.

According to him, the centre referee ought to have detected that the Egyptian goal scorer, Mohamed Salah was in the offside position.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the equaliser came in the stoppage time of the match.

The Super Eagles’ Oghenekaro Etebo scored the curtain raiser at the 60th minute of the match.

The governor said that the Eagles played an excellent game and assured them that Kaduna fans would always support them in all their matches played in the state capital.

“You played excellent football. You were in control 65 per cent of the time; but perhaps the god of football was not on our side today.


  1. Dear Sir,
    I have just finished writting a book on the history of the Super Eagles of Nigeria( 1976-2014). Please can you help me with pictures of the Super Eagles for this time period , or for a period of time , within the same time frame, for publication in my book ?
    Sincerely yours,
    Cyril Nwokeji

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