Keshi 'happy' for Pitriopa

Posted: 10 February 2013 Time: 02:28 pm

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

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Diehardbucs
posted: 02:39pm 10/02/2013
Im also happy Keshi,coz if he wasnt there,there were going to be a lot of excuses that if he was there.Today's ref and his lines men must be firm to their decision and not listen to the crowd as we know that most of the fans will be backing Barkina Faso.
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 02:39pm 10/02/2013
Moneeb Josephs happy for new false teeth

K4L : let's hear
stanslinks
posted: 02:48pm 10/02/2013
That was a very reasonable/objective comment by Couch Stephen Keshi. More oil to your already flexible muscles.
Diehardbucs
posted: 02:56pm 10/02/2013
The Super Eagles must force 2 early goals to silence the croud,then the job would be much easier.The players must remain disciplined and avoid arguing with the ref coz the ref may take advantage to send them off,as sending the SE off will be the only stop to their glory.God bess the SE.
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posted: 03:03pm 10/02/2013
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

Everyone is happy abiut this, Im sure.
Looking forward to a beautiful match tonight!
mbangwanesburg
posted: 03:10pm 10/02/2013
Walikhosi dats idiotic
mbangwanesburg
posted: 03:13pm 10/02/2013
No happiness here they all scared period. The man is gonna eat the eagles alive. I put my cents burkinabes
mystical
posted: 03:19pm 10/02/2013
I'm very pleased with the way SK has handled his press conferences with high diplomacy. We can't ask for a better manager. Let the mind games begin!
Diehardbucs
posted: 03:42pm 10/02/2013
Im also happy about Keshi,cool,humbled and saying it as it is.We will beat Barkina Faso and Ghana is going to cry but i dont know why?
Lady Goldilight
posted: 03:57pm 10/02/2013
Great attitude by Coach Keshi. He reminds me of the ever humbled ghanaian coach, Mr Appiah himself. Both Nigeria and Burkina Faso have worked very hard to get to the final. May the best and deserving team win tonight.
Apiripah
posted: 04:28pm 10/02/2013
What really happened to Super Eagles backflip style of goal celebration?Julius Aghahowa,Celestine Babayaro,Obafemi Martins,Obinna Nzofor.So none of our current players backflips?.That was our ways of celebration,not to match the ground like Ghanaian.I miss these above mentioned backflip goal celebrators.
Senwabarwana
posted: 04:59pm 10/02/2013
Siyabonga Sagweni still plays for Golden Arrows...that's wat he said on Robert Marawa's show
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:10pm 10/02/2013
senwabarwanaposted: 04:59 pm  |  Report
Siyabonga Sagweni still plays for Golden Arrows...that's wat he said on Robert Marawa's show
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Looool lol kwaaaak, those are consequences of leaving school at grade 2
ramoss
posted: 05:55pm 10/02/2013
Ha ha ha,sum naijas wer sqeezing them ball hoping he wont play...

Pity them naija Jesus failed them..

Im afraid to c them sperms afta da game...

May the best team win anyway
mduduzim
posted: 06:09pm 10/02/2013
@Diehardbucs who told u that, they may want Burkina Faso 2 win but we know tt they r mo Nigerians here than Burkinabe
mduduzim
posted: 06:09pm 10/02/2013
@Diehardbucs who told u that, they may want Burkina Faso 2 win but we know tt they r mo Nigerians here than Burkinabe
atosandy
posted: 06:17pm 10/02/2013
@ramoss, Jesus cannot fail. For those who put their hope on him, He never failed them. Today's match we are going to win because we deserve it. We payed well to get to this final, so today ll not be different. God bless Nigeria.
Watchout
posted: 06:41pm 10/02/2013
Some people now start to jealous o. This is how they said Cote d'voire will destroy us, we all know what happen, the rest is history. Just wait and see, we Nigerians dont brag on the page of newspaper, we do our talk on the field as we have doing it so far in this tournament, and today will not be difference.
Watchout
posted: 06:47pm 10/02/2013
Olu woin woin o, we don come again o, we want show them soccer, baba seleto ayo aayo ayo!!!. Countdown to the big one
Watchout
posted: 06:47pm 10/02/2013
Olu woin woin o, we don come again o, we want show them soccer, baba seleto ayo aayo ayo!!!. Countdown to the big one
kenkaba
posted: 06:57pm 10/02/2013
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
kenkaba
posted: 06:59pm 10/02/2013
The name is pitroipa, not pitriopa. Only lazy so called joirnalists couldnt be bothered to spell a name right
Watchout
posted: 07:05pm 10/02/2013
@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.
Nkata Offor 1 of Igbo land
posted: 07:23pm 10/02/2013
NIGERIA 4 b/faso 0
candyman
posted: 07:36pm 10/02/2013
Jst watched the closing ceremony wow what a show! Dbanj take a bow my brother!
candyman
posted: 07:49pm 10/02/2013
@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
tkzn47
posted: 08:17pm 10/02/2013
@Kenkaba we don't ask for anything from you. Plz leave us alone
tkzn47
posted: 08:20pm 10/02/2013
Burkina Faso ply win this game I am tired of these Nigerians. Proudly SOUTH AFRICAN.
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posted: 08:34pm 10/02/2013
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

Its on...

CMON SUPER EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 09:09pm 10/02/2013
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

GOALLLLLLLL!!!!!!! SUPER EAGLES 1up
badoski2k3
posted: 12:35am 11/02/2013
check this out... http://ezytalks.blogspot.com/2013/02/burkina-faso-said-they-will-beat.html
badoski2k3
posted: 01:31am 11/02/2013
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