Summary of 4 Weird Referee Decisions at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations


Suara.com – The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations spawned a number of controversies. One of the most highlighted is the leadership of referee Janny Sikazwe.

Sikazwe’s name is somewhat problematic in leading the fight. Noted, there were 4 strange decisions that brought the match he led into the spotlight.

Meanwhile, the decision occurred during the Mali vs Tunisia match. At that time, the referee from Zambia made both camps furious.

Blowing the Long Whistle during the Game, Remaining 5 Minutes

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In the first half, Sikazwe led the game quite well. In fact, until halftime, no player protested his decision.

However, during the second half, Sikazwe acted. Entering the 86th minute, he blew the long whistle signaling the end of the game.

Give a Red Card to Malian Players

Sikazwe did rectify his decision to finish the match in the 86th minute. However, there was an incident that made the Malian players furious.

Mali’s player, El Bilal Toure, was given a red card. He was considered to have committed a serious violation, even though it didn’t look like that in the reruns.

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He also checked first with VAR. Judging from the recording, the red card given is debatable.


Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.

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