Cape Town - Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has accepted an apology from France midfielder Blaise Matuidi for the horror tackle in Monday’s Round of 16 World Cup match.
Ogenyi Onazi tackled by Blaise Matuidi (Supplied)
Matuidi, a stand out performer for France at the Soccer World Cup, apologised to Onazi both in public and in private for the challenge.
“I'm sorry, I didn’t go in to hurt him and I’m disappointed, as I’m not a bad player. I apologise. I went into the (Nigeria) dressing room afterwards to apologise," the French midfielder said.
He also thanked his fans for the support after the incident.