In 2010 at the FIFA World Cup, midfielder Sani Kaita became the most vilified Nigerian footballer for picking a needless red card in a crunch group stage game against Greece.
Kaita’s national team career effectively ended as Nigeria eventually got knocked out of the tournament and a decade later the once-promising Midfielder has apologized for his actions.
In an interview with brila.net the 34-year-old admitted he put the team in a difficult situation after his sending off.
“When you make a mistake it is only natural to ask for forgiveness and apologize; it’s a normal thing,’ said Kaita.
“Mistakes, however, are a normal thing and in the national team you just wish it doesn’t happen again, but this is football, it is inevitable.”
Kaita earned 23 caps for Nigeria but never played again for the country after the World Cup in 2010.