Drama as Zambian ref. Janny Sikazwe ends Mali v Tunisia clash abruptly
AFCON 2021

Drama as Zambian ref. Janny Sikazwe ends Mali v Tunisia clash abruptly

The 2021 AFCON witnessed a dramatic ending after a decision by Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe.

Janny Sikazwe from Zambia was the talk of the match between Mali and Tunisia at the Stade Limbe on Tuesday.

The centre referee who had a very good 45 minutes almost cast aspersions on the Africa Cup of Nations with his last 45 minutes decisions.

Janny awarded a penalty to Mali in the 47th minutes after a ball his Ellyes Skhiri who was trying to defend a shot with his back to the ball.

Ibrahima Kone stepped up and converted.

He also awarded a penalty to Tunisia in the 77th minutes but Wahbi Khazri effort was saved by the Malian goalie.

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In the 86th minute he blew the full time whistle before resuming the game again with a drop ball.

He the sent of El Bilal Toure in the 87th minute for a dangerous tackle but replay showed a yellow card would have sufficed.

Janny was called by the VAR to check his decision but after checking the incident, surprisingly, he stuck to his initial decision.

As if that wasn’t enough, at 89 minutes he ended the game to the annoyance of the Tunisians.

Who protested the decision arguing they should have gotten at least 5 minutes.

Time used to check with the VAR and that it wasn’t even 90 minutes yet.

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Both teams were ordered back onto the pitch for the final 3 minutes but Tunisia refused.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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