FORMER Nigeria international forward, Julius Aghahowa strongly believes that the Black stars of Ghana were robbed in their world cup game against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
The Black stars of Ghana fought tooth and nail with Portugal but would take the first strike of the game when Portugal was awarded a penalty that many deemed dubious as the referee refused to consult VAR.
The penalty resulted in Cristiano Ronaldo eventually opening his scoring tally at the World Cup, making him the first player to score in five consecutive World Cup tournaments.
Reacting to the penalty decision, Julius Aghahowa said on Brilla FM as quoted by Allnigeriasoccer.com: "The penalty is contestable. My problem with that is the ref didn't even go to check.
"The penalty demoralised Ghana. The referee should have gone to the monitor to confirm it was indeed a penalty. He didn't and that affected the Ghanaians.
"But thankfully they scored two goals and spiritedly went for the third and should motivate the team going into the two."
The match eventually ended 3-2 in favour of Portugal, as Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored the second and third while Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari were on the score sheet for Ghana.