Africa Cup of Nations
Mali beats Tunisia: 1 to 0
Goal: Koné (48th sp) for Mali
Expulsion: Touré (Mali) in the 89th
Tunisia started its CAN badly since Khazri and his teammates fell against Mali (1-0), but it was above all Janny Sikazwe, the Zambian referee who hit hard and caused a real scandal.
Indeed, in the 85th minute this first match of Group F, and while Mali led 1-0, the referee whistled the end of the match, causing a first total confusion on the lawn. Finally, the meeting resumed, and El Bilal Touré was sent off after confirmation by the VAR. But while the clock did not yet indicate the end of the match, and the 4th referee showed up with the board to announce the extra time, Janny Sikazwe, who is a very experienced referee, once again whistled the end of this match. . This time, it was total fury in the Tunisian camp, a security cordon was even needed to escort the officials back to the locker room. For the African Cup of Nations, this incident is obviously a dirty blow, the detractors of this competition often pointing out the amateurism of the organization.
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🤯🤯🤯🤯 A scandalous end to the match between Tunisia and Mali!
⚡⚡ The referee whistles the end of the match in the 89th minute and 49 seconds, while the 4th referee was about to announce additional time!https://t.co/ryPvBLobQh
— beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) January 12, 2022