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.”

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Kaita earned 23 caps for Nigeria but never played again for the country after the World Cup in 2010.


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