2021 AFCON: CAF still investigating controversial incident in Tunisia’s game against Mali
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will continue their investigation into the controversial incident that happened in Tunisia’s game against Mali at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
In statement released by CAF on Thursday, the Association said it is gathering all the necessary reports from the officials at the match and is forwarding these documents to the competent bodies of CAF.
Below is the full statement statement from CAF:
“In relation to the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match between Tunisia and Mali played in Limbe on 12 January 2022, CAF is gathering all the necessary reports from the officials at the match.”
“CAF is forwarding these documents to the competent bodies of CAF.
“At this stage, CAF is not in a position to make further comment until the responsible bodies indicate the way forward.”
Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe made a series of shocking decisions in Group F match between Mali and Tunisia at the Stade Municipal de Limbe in Cameroon.
Sikazwe overruled VAR to stick to his decision to issue a red card to Mali’s El Bilal Touré, ending the match in the 86th minute, resuming and again ending it in the 89th minute.
Twenty minutes later, after Mali manager Mohamed Magassouba’s post-match press conference had started, tournament organisers ordered the game to be played to a conclusion.
However, in more farcical scenes, Tunisia’s players did not return to the field and Mali were declared winners.