There are not africa cup without controversy. During the meeting that measured Tunisia Y Mali belonging to the first day of Group E, the referee William Sikazwe, from Zambia, brought the end forward several minutes. In fact, the judge of the contest pointed the way to the changing rooms in the 85th minute, when the Malians won 1-0. This decision did not sit well with the Tunisians and, although without much conviction, they resumed the game to whistle the end just four minutes later, in 89 ‘, without reaching 90’.
The Tunisian – Mali referee whistling the end of 85 as if any of us were leaving a restaurant before asking for the bill. Absolute awesomeness. 🤣 #CopaAfrica #AfricanCupofNations pic.twitter.com/tXs1HIoJWd
– Alejandro Cañas (@ AlejandroCZ29) January 12, 2022
Given what happened, the players and the coach of Tunisia protested on the lawn the decision of We have heard, who seemed to understand nothing, as did his assistants. The fourth official was the only one who did seem to know what was happening, but without rectifying his decision the refereeing team left the field protected by security guards and strongly criticized by the Tunisian team.
The CAF He forced the remaining minutes to be played until reaching 90 ‘, but at this restart he only appeared Mali, as Tunisia I was outraged after what happened. The match ended 1-0 in favor of the Malian team with a penalty goal from Koné