Referee Blows Full Time Whistle Before 90 Mins In AFCON Match (Watch Video)

Referee Blows Full Time Whistle Before 90 Mins In AFCON Match (Watch Video) 4

Referee Janny Sikazwe blew the final whistle early twice during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations fixture between Tunisia and Mali — ending the game 11 seconds before the 90-minute mark.

The Zambian official caused controversy as he first ended the game in the 85th minute, before again whistling before the 90-minute mark

Mali’s 1-0 win over Tunisia saw referee Janny Sikazwe twice blow his whistle for full-time before the 90th minute in a bizarre and controversial end to the Afcon group-stage clash.

Zambian official Sikazwe initially blew his whistle to indicate the end of the match in the 85th minute, before play resumed after the error only for Sikazwe to again blow before the 90th minute.

The game finished after the second mistake, with around 17 seconds of normal time still on the clock, sparking outrage from Tunisia’s players and coaching staff, who were attempting to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

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