CAF Release Statement On Controversial AFCON 2021 Clash Between Mali And Tunisia

CAF release statement on controversial AFCON 2021 clash between Mali and Tunisia

The Confederation of African (CAF) soccer has launched an announcement on the soccer match between Mali vs Tunisia on Wednesday January 12, which had a controversial ending.


Recall that the match which 1-0 in favour of Mali, triggered controversies after the Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe ended the sport with solely 85 minutes performed.


In an announcement launched on its official web site, CAF stated it’s forwarding crucial stories to competent our bodies inside the confederation. 


The assertion learn; 


 “Concerning the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match between Tunisia and Mali performed in Limbe on 12 January 2022, CAF is gathering all the mandatory stories from the officers on the match.

“CAF is forwarding these paperwork to the competent our bodies of CAF.

“At this stage, CAF shouldn’t be ready to make additional remark till the accountable our bodies point out the way in which ahead.” had additionally reported that Tunisia launched an attraction to CAF to replay their Africa Cup of Nations Group F match towards Mali. 


The Zambian official first blew the ultimate whistle after simply 85 minutes earlier than restarting play for 4 minutes, however blew once more with simply 89 minutes and 43 seconds of the conflict gone earlier than 90 minutes. 


Mali coach Mohamed Magassouba’s post-match press convention was later interrupted because it was introduced the ultimate three minutes of the sport can be performed. About 40 minutes later the Mali gamers and officers returned to the pitch however the Tunisian gamers refused as they’d reportedly already had their ice baths.


Tunisia’s refusal to return to play the rest of the sport led to Sikazwe blowing his whistle as soon as once more to name off the match, that means the 1-0 victory for Mali will stand.


Within the aftermath, Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier slammed the choice as ‘inexplicable’ and the nation have now known as for the sport to be replayed, in response to beIN SPORTS. 


Ought to the 1-0 outcome stand, Mali will likely be in a powerful place to advance into the knockout levels of the competitors for the second match working. 

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