Tunisia lose protest over controversial Mali match

Tunisia's coach Mondher Kebaier (right) protests against Zambia referee Janny Sikazwe

Tunisia's coach Mondher Kebaier (right) protests against Zambia referee Janny Sikazwe during the Group 'F' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 match between Tunisia and Mali at Limbe Omnisport Stadium in Limbe on January 12, 2022.
 

Photo credit: Issouf Sanogo | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mali were leading Wednesday's match 1-0 when Zambian official Janny Sikazwe signalled the end of the match after 85 minutes, then again at 89 minutes and 47 seconds -- even though three minutes of time added on had been scheduled
  • The Tunisians, who had been desperately searching for an equaliser against a Mali side reduced to 10 men, were furious

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