Gernot Rohr criticizes VAR delay in Nigeria's AFCON 2-1 win over South Africa

Gernot Rohr criticizes VAR delay in Nigeria's AFCON 2-1 win over South Africa

- Gernot Rohr was not happy with the VAR delay in his side's 2-1 win over South Africa

- The referee waited for almost five minutes before awarding South Africa their goal

- Rohr has now stated that it was hard for his team to wait for such period of time

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has constructively criticized the VAR system after his wards' 2-1 victory over South Africa in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinal.

Samuel Chukwueze who plays for Villarreal scored the first goal for Nigeria after an assist from Alex Iwobi before a controversial goal in the second half restored parity for the Bafana Bafana.

After Bongani Zungu scored for South Africa in the 71st minute, the linesman raised the flag to be an offside, but the referee made some consultation before giving the goal to South Africa.

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It took the referee almost five minutes before he confirmed the goal, and Gernot Rohr was not happy with the process.

“For five minutes we had to wait, goal or no goal, and that was hard for my team.

“The second goal did not go in for us and then you have seen this free kick, and this VAR decision — you never know what can happen with VAR on a free kick,'' Rohr told reporters in Cairo.

Super Eagles have now qualified for the semifinal of the AFCON 2019 in Egypt and they will face the winner between Algeria and Ivory Coast.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria qualified for the semifinal of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after beating bitter rivals South Africa 2-1 on Wednesday, July 10, in the quarterfinal.

Nigeria went into this match with lots of confidence after beating reigning champions Cameroon in the round of 16, while South Africa on the other hand defeated hosts Egypt.

Gernot Rohr's men scored their first goal in the 27th minute through Samuel Chukwueze who benefited from an excellent pass by Alex Iwobi.

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