Janny Sikazwe

The Confederation for African Football (CAF) has given a final verdict on the Africa Cup of Nations match between Tunisia and Mali.

The controversial match played on Wednesday, January 12, has been the talk of the tournament, and CAF has stepped in to provide a solution.

Drama erupted as the match between the two sides, Tunisia and Mali, ended in bizarre circumstances after the referee blew the final whistle before the 90th minute.

The Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe, ended the clash in the 85th and 90th minute after a red card and two penalties had stirred controversy.

The Organising Committee of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon met on Thursday to deliberate on the match, and gave the following verdict;

“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

Ibrahima Kone scored the only goal of the match from the spot in the 48th minute.


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