Referee Janny Sikazwe’s officiation of the match between Mali and Tunisia lifted eyebrows and the Confederation has released a statement regarding it’s decision.
In the group F encounter, the Zambian official blew the final whistle with 5 minutes left on the normal regulation time but after protests, the game was resumed but he still blew the final whistle in the 89th minute.
Protests ensued again but the Tunisian players refused to return to the pitch.
CAF announced that the match will not be replayed but Sikazwe will be scrapped off the officials’ list.
The Organising Committee of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 met today to deliberate on the match between Tunisia and Mali played yesterday, 12 January 2022.
After examining the protest of Tunisia and all the match officials report, the Organising Committee decided the following:
To dismiss the protest lodged by the Tunisian team.
To homologate the match result as 1-0 in favour of Mali.