Zambian top referee Janny Sikazwe has come under fire from Tunisian officials who are protesting his officiating in a match they have lost to Mali by a goal to nil at the ongoing Africa cup of nations.
Janny Sikazwe a FIFA acclaimed referee gave away two penalties (one for Mali which they scored and another one for Tunisia which they missed) and a red card .
In the 86th minute, Sikazwe blew the whistle for full-time even though several minutes were remaining. He later rescinded his decision and signaled for play to continue.
With 89 minutes and 47 seconds gone, according to the clock on the TV screen. Tunisia’s manager and backroom staff run on to the pitch to demand an explanation as Sikazwe again blew the whistle for full time.
The Tunisian officials angrily pointed at their watches in a quest to correct Sikazwe for what looked like a wrong decision but all in vain .
It was a bizarre conclusion of the match as Sikazwe and his assistants were surrounded by stewards for their protection and then ushered off the pitch.
Mali grabbed maximum three points and Sikazwe will have to explain himself as controversy continues at the stadium.
Janny Sikazwe is one of Africa’s top referees that have even gone all the to officiate at the FIFA world cup knock out stage.