Huge Controversy Surrounds Sikazwe In AFCON Clash

Lorenz Kohler
January 12, 2022

Confusion and controversy surrounded Tunisia vs Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations after one of the most bizarre refereeing decisions in Limbe on Wednesday afternoon.

Mali secured a historic 1-0 win over the North African giants after a second-half penalty from their attacking talisman Ibrahima Kone.

Bosso Mounkoro also saved a penalty from Wahbi Kazri which was met with wild scenes in this scorching 36 degrees heat which had a couple of stops for water breaks and Video Assistrant Refereeing (VAR) checks.

But amidst the chaotic encounter, Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe inexplicably blew for full time after 85 minutes before reversing his decision and continuing their Group F opener.

However, after 89 minutes and 45 seconds, he blew for full-time again which was met with widespread anger from the Carthage Eagles technical team before Sikazwe and the rest of the officials were escorted off the pitch with security.

According to Algerian journalist Maher Mezahi who was attending the game, the official press conference with Mali head coach Mohamed Magassouba was interrupted with officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) starting the rest of the game will be played out.

This was ironically met with resistance from the Tunisians who then refused to return to the pitch and the game was called for full-time with the 1-0 scoreline.

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