Equatorial Guinea head coach Rodolfo Bodipo said the 3-1 defeat to Nigeria in a Group C 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) clash in Agadir on Tuesday night was not a clean victory.
The Equatorial Guineans opened scoring in the encounter, but the Super Eagles showed up strong in the second half to beat the Nzalang Nacional and booked their place in the quarter-finals.
Bodipo was particularly enraged by two refereeing decisions in his side’s loss to Nigeria.
“Things like these happen to small countries like us,” said Bodipo in the aftermath.
“We didn’t win though, but we have reservations with the officiating for the first goal we conceded. We were one man down and the referee delayed the player getting back on the pitch. The third goal was not a clean penalty. “As I said earlier, we came here with this young team to gain experience. We played a strong team in Nigeria.”