AFCON: History as FIFA referee ends match on the 85th minute.

Mali vs Tunisia ends in controversy

In the ongoing AFCON competition,
Zambian Referee Janny Sikazwe was the center referee for Mali and Tunisia.

History as FIFA referee ends match on the 85th minute.

Referee Janny Sikazwe, today made history for ending an AFCON game on the 85th minutes, he later continued the game and ended it again on the 89th minutes after cooling breaks together with substitutions.

Carthage Eagles coach Mondher Kebaier and his technical staff rushed onto the field to confront referee Janny Sikazwe after he ended the game a minute early.

This day has been recorded in the history books, for the first time for a referee to end a match and later resume. The match between Mali and Tunisia was very competitive, but at the end Mali picked the maximum three points after they converted a penalty on the 48th minute in the second half.

Tunisia in response, had an opportunity to equalize, but Mali keeper Ibrahim Mounkoro saved a 77th-minute spot-kick from Wahbi Khazri, diving to his right to push away a well-struck effort from the Carthage Eagles skipper

After a post-match press conference had started, tournament organisers ordered the game to be played to a conclusion.
However, Tunisia did not return to the field and Mali were declared winners.

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