The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said that it is looking into the incident which saw referee Janny Sikazwe blowing the final whistle before 90 minutes. in the Africa Cup of Nations group match between Tunisia and Mali on Wednesday.
Mali edged Tunisia 1-0, but the game was marred by controversy towards the end when Sikazwe ended the game after 89 minutes and 49 seconds, having blown his final whistle in the 85th minute before considering his decision and allowing the match to continue.
In a statement: CAF has confirmed it is gathering the match officials’ reports and will forward these to the relevant bodies.
The CAF statement:
“In relation to the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match between Tunisia and Mali played in Limbe on 12 January 2022, CAF is gathering all the necessary reports from the officials at the match.
“CAF is forwarding these documents to the competent bodies of CAF.
“At this stage, CAF is not in a position to make further comment until the responsible bodies indicate the way forward.