AFCON referee causes utter chaos in Tunisia vs. Mali

Football Italia

There were truly bizarre scenes in the Africa Cup of Nations, as the referee twice stopped the game between Tunisia and Mali early, then the Mali coach was told during a press conference his team had to come back out to play the rest, but Tunisia refused.

There was some Serie A involvement, as Salernitana midfielder Lassana Coulibaly came off the bench for Mali, who had won the game 1-0.

The referee was Janny Sikazwe of Zambia and provided sheer chaos in the Africa Cup of Nations match this afternoon.

First he seemed to blow three times to end the game just 85 minutes into the match, it restarted and he sent off Mali’s El Bilal Toure.

The referee then blew the final whistle at the 89th minute, a minute early and with obviously no stoppages either, despite red…


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