By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Super Eagles striker and captain Nwankwo Kanu has expressed his dismay over the violent scenes witnessed on Thursday night in the second semi-finals game of the 2015 African Cup of Nations between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.
Towards the end of the game that ended 3-0 in favour of Ghana, fans of Equatorial Guinea became hostile which forced the security officers to move Ghana fans nearer the pitch. Journalists covering the game were also at the mercy of the hosts’ fans who got frustrated with the outcome of proceedings.
Kanu took to Twitter to bare his mind on the game which Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick was the Match Commissioner.
“What is all these we are seeing in this AFCON? Can someone explain it because I don’t understand what’s all these from these countries at the AFCON,” Kanu tweeted.
The 1996 and 1999 African Footballer of the Year winner who played for Nigeria at the 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 AFCON tournaments has shared tweets with his fans and followers on the social media on the AFCON without defending champions Nigeria.
Cote d’ Ivoire will confront Ghana in the final of the 2015 AFCON, a repeat of the final of Senegal ’92 which Cote d’ Ivoire 11-10 on penalty shootout.
Ghana last won the African Cup of Nations in 1982 when Libya hosted the rest of Africa.