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Greek defeat heartbreaking, says Enyeama

By Tony Ubani

Eagles keeper, Vincent Enyeama is still reeling with disappointment of losing two matches in a row, despite putting up brave performances.

Enyeama said in Bloemfontein that he was left heartbroken when Greece ran away with a 2-1 victory, leaving the Eagles in danger of making an early exit from the 2010 World Cup. Enyeama submitted that the Eagles had no business losing the match considering the fact that they had the game under control until that moment of madness by Sani Keita. “I was totally disappointed that we didn’t get the full points in that match I felt we could have won,” Enyeama.

He blamed the loss on the red card shown to Keita who kicked at Greek attacker, Vasilelos Torodisis during an off the field incident, stressing that the match referee was harsh on Keita.

“Why did the referee not ask his assistant what happened?  I feel he should have ascertained the facts and then acted, perhaps by giving him a yellow card. But if he had to be so harsh, why act against Keita alone?

“They were both pushing each other and so why not send them both off? This whole thing really affected us and much as we tried to keep it firm, we could not and now we have it all to do against South Korea and hope that Greece lose to Argentina.”

Enyeama said that despite winning the man of the match award, he was not entirely pleased with his overall performance.

“ Frankly I am not satisfied, not after we had been unable to secure maximum points in this game which I felt we could have won.”


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