Nigeria FA president Pinnick leads Ghana, Guinea clash
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Since the initiation of the competition on January 17 in Equatorial Guinea, Pinnick had assumed responsibility of four matches. Today's diversion in Malabo will be his fifth CAF obligation in the title.
Pinnick was accountable for the match between the Elephants of Cote d'ivoire and the Syli Nationale of Guinea at the gathering stage. He was additionally designated Match Commissioner for the amusement between the Lions of Cameroon versus Mali.
His third amusement was the conflict in the middle of Mali and Guinea before the urgent last gathering diversion between Cote d'ivoire and Cameroun.
Before streaming out to Malabo yesterday morning, Pinnick told The Guardian that the conflict between the Elephants of Cote d'ivoire and Lions of Cameroon was his greatest test so far in the competition.
Cameroon lost the diversion to crash out, no way to a solitary strike by ex-Leeds winger, Max Gradel. His objective was one of the best so far in the opposition. The pace, swerve and exactness of the shot was excessively for Lions guardian.
There were 61 fouls amid that diversion, which is the most ever recorded in an Africa Cup of Nations amusement.
"That diversion was brimming with pressure and show all through. It was the most difficult amusement I have appointed so far in this Nations Cup," Pinnick said.
By the way, the NFF manager is coming back to the same Malabo Stadium today to assume responsibility of the quarterfinal match between the Black Stars of Ghana and Syli Nationale of Guinea.
Guinea, which a few fans have labeled 'Ebola FC' barely made the quarterfinal stage to the detriment of Mali through the drawing of parts.
1976 runner-up Guinea and 1972 runner-up Mali had completed on equivalent number of focuses and objectives scored in their Group D, furthermore drew the conflict between the two groups, requiring attracting of parts Malabo last Thursday.
Pinnick said yesterday that he was energized over the level of certainty rested on him by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), including that he would keep on trying his hardest for football to become in Africa.