January 13, 2022

Refereeing chaos tarnishes image of Africa Cup of Nations

Douala — Chaos and controversy are no strangers to the Africa Cup of Nations but the image of the continental tournament was not helped by Wednesday’s bizarre events after the referee blew the final whistle too early in Mali’s win over Tunisia.

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe, who had earlier given a penalty at either end and sent off a Malian player, blew the final whistle with five minutes remaining in the second half and then again with 13 se…

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