Errant refereeing plunges Africa Cup of Nations into farce

2022-01-13 02:30:00 PM

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The Africa Cup of Nations descended into farce on Wednesday as Mali beat Tunisia 1-0 in a match prematurely halted by the referee, who later tried to restart the game only for the Tunisians to refuse to retake the field.

Tunisia were furious and officials stormed onto the pitch in protest, but the man of the match trophy was handed out and the post-match news conferences in full swing before Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials decided four additional minutes should be played.

Mali came out onto the pitch again 40 minutes after the controversy began, but Tunisia refused to play on and Sikazwe ended the game for a third time.“The players were taking ice baths for 35 minutes before they were called back out again,” Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier said. “I’ve been coaching for a long time and never seen anything like it.”

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Errant refereeing plunges Africa Cup of Nations into farceThe Africa Cup of Nations descended into farce on Wednesday as Mali beat Tunisia 1-0 in a match prematurely halted by the referee, who later tried to restart the game only for the Tunisians to refuse to retake the field. Not a good look on Africa🤞🏽.

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Experienced Zambian official Janny Sikazwe, who took charge of the 2017 Cup of Nations final, initially blew for the final whistle on 85 minutes as he got his timekeeping all wrong in Limbe.Experienced Zambian official Janny Sikazwe, who took charge of the 2017 Cup of Nations final, initially blew for the final whistle on 85 minutes as he got his timekeeping all wrong in Limbe.Ivory Coast & Gambia secure opening wins Jan 12, 2022 - 11:08 pm By Staff Reporter African Football Ivory Coast opened their Group E campaign on a winning note after edging Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at Japoma Stadium.Ivory Coast Off To Winning Start, Gambia Make History Jan 12, 2022 - 11:05 pm By SL International Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast made a winning start in Group E after defeating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at the Stade Omnisport de Douala.

But after then playing on, he repeated the error when he blew for full time, again before the clock had ticked over to the 90 minutes. Tunisia were furious and officials stormed onto the pitch in protest, but the man of the match trophy was handed out and the post-match news conferences in full swing before Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials decided four additional minutes should be played. Tunisia were furious and officials stormed onto the pitch in protest, but the man of the match trophy was handed out and the post-match news conferences in full swing before Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials decided four additional minutes should be played. Mali came out onto the pitch again 40 minutes after the controversy began, but Tunisia refused to play on and Sikazwe ended the game for a third time. Equatorial Guinea were threatening to get back into the game and were denied a penalty by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after the ball appeared to hit the hand of an Ivory Coast defender. “The players were taking ice baths for 35 minutes before they were called back out again,” Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier said. “The players were taking ice baths for 35 minutes before they were called back out again,” Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier said. “I’ve been coaching for a long time and never seen anything like it. After an eventful first stanza, Ibrahima Kone finally broke the deadlock for Les Aigles three minutes into the second stanza from the penalty spot after a handball by Ellyes Skhiri in the box.

” The match was also a tale of two penalties as Mali forward Ibrahima Kone converted his attempt, but Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri could not follow suit as his effort was saved by goalkeeper Ibrahima Mounkoro 13 minutes from time.” The match was also a tale of two penalties as Mali forward Ibrahima Kone converted his attempt, but Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri could not follow suit as his effort was saved by goalkeeper Ibrahima Mounkoro 13 minutes from time. Here are the highest-ranked African nations in the latest rankings. Sikazwe sent off Mali striker El Bilal Toure when he was fractionally late making a challenge in what looked a harsh decision.Debutants Gambia joined Mali at the top of Group F after they won their first game at the finals, edging Mauritania 1-0.Debutants Gambia joined Mali at the top of Group F after they won their first game at the finals, edging Mauritania 1-0. The second match of the double header in Limbe started 45 minutes late because of the earlier farce but the delay did not hinder Gambia, who went ahead after 10 minutes when Ablie Jallow scored from the edge of the penalty area. However, it was Abdoulie Jallow who got the nation's first-ever goal at the competition in the 10th minute with an impressive strike. Gambia could have won by more goals but were denied by sharp goalkeeping from Babacar Diop. Gambia could have won by more goals but were denied by sharp goalkeeping from Babacar Diop. The Lions of Chinguetti's attack were led by former Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara alongside France-based forward Pape Ibnou Ba while the Scorpions boasted the attacking duo of Bologna forward Musa Barrow and Switzerland-based Assan Ceesay.

Also on Wednesday, Ivory Coast beat Equatorial Guinea as expected in Douala, but by only a lone goal. Captain Max-Alain Gradel scored in the sixth minute, increasing the count of quality long-range strikes into the net at the tournament. Captain Max-Alain Gradel scored in the sixth minute, increasing the count of quality long-range strikes into the net at the tournament. The Tunisians were awarded a penalty of their own in the 77th minute, but Wahbi Khazri saw his effort saved by Ibrahim Mounkoro. On Thursday, hosts Cameroon can move into the last 16 if they beat Ethiopia in Yaounde, followed by Burkina Faso against the Cape Verde Islands at the Olembe Stadium. . READ MORE.