CAF publishes a statement on the events of the match between Tunisia and Mali

Istanbul: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) released on Thursday an official statement on the events of the Tunisia-Mali match in the African Cup of Nations currently in course in Cameroon. “CAF” declared in a tweet on Twitter: “The Confederation of African Football has collected all the necessary reports from the officials present at this match. “He added:” These documents are currently being sent to the specialized bodies in the CAF and the CAF will not make any further comments. in awaiting the results of the investigations. “Tunisia’s match with Mali saw a strange incident, in when the referee announced the end of the match in the 85th minute, before retracting and completing the game and then ending it in the 89th minute, which aroused the objection of the Tunisian players and their coaching staff. After more than a quarter of an hour, the referee team is back in field to complete the game by adding two minutes in next minute alternative to the original time, which the Tunisian team refused, announcing the presentation of an official complaint to ask for a replay of the match. International football laws stipulate that in case in the referee finishes the game before the end of his original time for some reason, the game must be replayed in full or completed as decided by the Confederation Executive Committee. of African Football based on the report of the referee and the match observer. Interestingly, the match ended with Mali’s victory with just one goal scored by striker Ibrahima Kony in the 48th minute of the penalty. (Anatolia)