Nigeria came from behind to defeat Michel Dussuyer’s side 2-1 at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo to make the perfect start to their AFCON 2021 qualifying campaign but fans had to endure a nightmarish TV experience throughout.
A fine individual effort from Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu handed Nigeria the win and all three points at stake after a Victor Osimhen penalty had canceled out a Stephane Sessegnon’s early opener.
Super Eagles fans at home however were not able to see much of the action between Nigeria and the Squirrels as broadcasting issues meant only NTA broadcasted the match, delivering a horror showing.
With special honours to the cameraman and the commentator, fans took to social media site Twitter to spare no prisoners.
See NTA’s camera angle for the Nigeria Vs Benin game.
— Portuguese~Maniche (@Maniche4) November 13, 2019
To me the live Coverage match when Nigeria host Benin Republic yesterday which transmitted by NTA is a Complete Disgrace to Digital Broadcasting..
— Musa Yashi Babawo (@Musa_Yashi) November 14, 2019
Watching Nigeria vs Benin Republic on @NTANewsNow from Uyo and everything is horrible. I would need to visit my optician and Otolaryngologists tomorrow to check my eyes and ears due to bad visuals and terrible commentaries. Abeg make I watch ch101 for series. #NGABEN
— EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) November 13, 2019
The match between Nigeria Vs Benin is an embarrassment to the nation not because of the scoreline but the video quality. #NGABEN
— Ogochukwu ❤️ (@TheEmmalez) November 13, 2019
I swear Clarence didn’t shoot the match between Nigeria and Benin Republic 🤦🏽♂️ #NGABEN
— PayAfrik (@myPayAfrikWorld) November 13, 2019
Me waiting for NTA to show replay of Samuel Kalu's goal vs Benin.
— Domez Predos✍️ (@Domez99) November 13, 2019
#NGABEN Nigeria Vs Benin played in 2019 but shot in 1920. Courtesy of NTA.
— Billionaire King (@UwaomaEke) November 13, 2019
NIGERIA 2-1 BENIN REPUBLIC: 🗣️ "The coverage was a national disgrace"
— Football Fans Tribe 🇳🇬 ⚽ (@FansTribeHQ) November 13, 2019
Nigeria Commentator Said Super Eagles 2 Nigeria 1 😂💔
— AbdulWahid… (@OfficialWahid__) November 13, 2019
— Yakubu Uzoma Muh'd (@yakubu44) November 13, 2019