Warri Wolves lost to Shooting Stars of Ibadan in their Nigeria Premier League match, 2-1.
The Wolves, who were on the road, had played well in the opening minutes and scored the first goal of the game, with Abu Azeez putting his name on the scoreline.
Midway through the second half, the referee awarded a controversial penalty to the home side, with the Wolves spending minutes protesting the decision before Tope Orelope converted it.
Due to the delays caused during the protest, the referee added 16 minutes after the end of the game, with 3SC managing to grab the winner in the 15th minute of added time through Izu Joseph.
“This is daylight robbery. How on earth can the referee give 21 minutes extra. This is a FIFA record. We won’t accept this. Go and report this as I said it you journalists,” said a fuming Wolves coach Paul Aigbogun after the match.
3SC coach Gbenga Ogunbote, after listening to Aigbogun however, felt the added time was justified.
“Oh you mean their coach said 21 minutes extra? So he knew the extra time was supposed to be more than 16 minutes? He was right. Their Goalkeeper wasted 12 minutes when the penalty was awarded. He wasted more minutes when he pretended to be hit after a free kick from Muyiwa, coupled with some other infringement and also add it to all the delay tactics they came here to play. The referee cheated us by giving us 16 instead of 21. Thank God we scored on the dot “