The Harambee Stars of Kenya, were left to rue what would have been a shocking victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria, after Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a late equaliser, to snatch a draw for the hosts.
Celtic midfielder, Victor Wanyama, felt that they were robbed of their first ever win over Nigeria. Before this game, Kenya have only managed two draws in 13 meetings with the Super Eagles beginning in 1968.
“We were robbed. I am disappointed with the officiating. Added time was to be three minutes, but the referee allowed it roll into five minutes and that was when they equalised,” he said.
“We deserved a win and so we are so disappointed we did not take all three points.
“But I am very confident that when they come to Nairobi,we are going to take three points.”
Captain of the side, Dennis Oliech, was however looking forward to the return leg in Nairobi and insisted that they willo complete the “miracle” they started in Calabar.
“I would want to say that this draw was a miracle for us and we would finish what we started here in Nairobi in June,” said an elated Oliech after Saturday’s showdown.
“We came here to prove a point and that we have done.