Coach of Norwegian club Sogndal Eirik Bakke has said the red card against Chidiebere Nwakali was too harsh, while saluting the Manchester City loanee for finally opening his goals’ account.
Nwakali was sent off six minutes from time for dangerous play after he opened scoring for his team after only two minutes.
Sogndal coach Eirik Bakke said a yellow card for Nwakali would have sufficed.
“I am very proud of my players who fought for the team. We deserved our win,” he added.
However, TV2 football expert Jesper Mathisen said the red card was in order because Nwakali’s tackle endangered the opponent.
“He put his opponent in danger, his studs were out and he came at top speed,” he argued.
It was Nwakali’s first goal for his latest club and his coach said it was about time he scored.
“I have always challenged him to score goals because he has a good shot. So, it was about time he did,” said Bakke.
Nwakali was ecstatic after his strike.
“It was fantastic for me to score my first goal for Sogndal. I’m so happy,” he gushed.