Nigerians on Friday took to twitter to vent their anger for the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and television stations to broadcast live the Super Eagles friendly match against Senegal.
TheNewsGuru reports that Fenerbahçe striker Moussa Sow opened scoring in the 53rd minute for the Teranga Lions of Senegal.
But Manchester City’s youngster Kelechi Iheanacho, rescued a draw for Nigeria when he struck from the spot in the 81st minute.
Some of the fans who were left fuming after the game also complained about their inability to access a live streaming link which had been shared by some officials of the NFF.
Justice Prince said on his twitter handle that “such a match like Nigeria vs Senegal wasn’t on TV. Africa’s heavyweight. Isokay. Una #wehdone’’
Wilson Jnr said: “It’s pathetic, even Supersports didn’t show our match…#NIG VS SEN’’.
Favour Onyeoziri said: “So, you mean not even one TV station aired the Nigeria vs Senegal match?
“One website even told me to pay N500 to stream the Nigeria vs Senegal match live. After paying, which network will I use to stream? AT&T?’’
Oma Akatugba said: “I absolutely enjoyed Nigeria vs Senegal but I didn’t watch it.’’
For Yerekimea Tonbra, “Mr Pinnick just failed his KPI with the Nigeria Vs Senegal match, Nigerians couldn’t watch their national team in action and there was no commentary sef’’.
Attamah Ifeanyi wrote: “I think it is pathetic considering how huge a football-loving nation Nigeria is. Not even a single TV station covered the Nigeria VS Senegal match!’’.
Also, John Raul said: “No one in the most populated country in Africa watched the game! Shame #NGASEN.
Meanwhile, one of the sites platforms which had internet broadcast rights have apologised for its failure to satisfy its clients.
The apology letter on its site read: “Dear esteemed customers, we regret our inability to broadcast the Nigeria vs Senegal football match which was slated for 9 p.m. Nigerian time on March 23, 2017.
“This was as a result of technical hitches experienced in getting the signals to us from our London technical partners.
“Please be assured that full refunds of fees paid on our platform www.urlivestream.com to watch the match will be paid within the next seven working days.
“Once again, we are really sorry,’’ it said