Referee Janny Sikazwe has been sent home by the TotalEnergies African Cup of Nation 2021 Cameroon organising committee following his controversy in the Tunisia and Mali group stage’s match in Limbe.
The Zambian blew the full-time early twice as Mali defeated Tunisia 1-0.
Sikazwe first blew the full-time in the 85th minute of the match, before then being exhorted to carry on by his assistants.
But with 11 second before the 90-minute mark, Sikazwe blew for full-time again which led to the protest from the Tunisia’s coaching staff, questioning the referee’s decision to end the game prematurely.
Still in that said match, the Zambian Referee awarded two controversial penalties, one which was scored by Ibrahima Kone for Mali and one was awarded to Tunisia and missed by Wahbi Khazri.
Sikazwe also sent off El Bilal Toure harshly for a foul on Dylan Bronn in the 84th minute.
After examining all the events that happened , the Organising Committee has decided that Sikazwe will not been allowed to officiate again in this tournament and has been sent home.
It is also important to note that Sikazwe is among the selected African referees for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.