AFCON 2021: Referee Janny Sikazwe Sparks Controversy as Mali Defeat Tunisia

Zambian match official Janny Sikazwe has sparked controversy at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as Mali defeated Tunisia 1-0.

Zambian match official Janny Sikazwe has sparked controversy at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as Mali defeated Tunisia 1-0.

Sikazwe decided the match should end in the 89th minute, Tunisia were furious. (see clock on image when game was ended)

The match had two penalties and three VAR incidents all in 2nd half

He also prematurely ended the match in the 85th minute only to restart the match and then end it in the 89th minute.

Zambian refree Janny Sikazwe ended the Tunisia versus Mali match before full time.
Zambian refree Janny Sikazwe ended the Tunisia versus Mali match before full time.

Referee Janny Sikazwe’s game by numbers during the Tunisia vs Mali game which ended 0-1:

  • 28 fouls awarded
  • 4 yellow cards
  • 2 penalties awarded
  • 2 early full-time whistles
  • 1 red card

Referee blows the FT whistle with 5 minutes of normal play time to go.

Resumes the match then sends off a player for a nothing challenge.

Goes to consult the VAR then comes back and blows the full time whistle in the 89th minute.

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