January 24, 2022

AFCON: Sikazwe won’t be leaving Cameroon just yet – Reports

By Brian Aheebwa
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Zambian referee Janny SIkazwe | Courtesy Image

Following Friday morning reports from Cameroon indicating that referee Janny Sikazwe had been sent back home, further reports now indicate he is still around and considered for duty at AFCON.

The Zambian was at the centre of the controversy that hit the Group F encounter between Tunisia and Mali on Wednesday.

Sikazwe twice blew his whistle for fulltime before the 90 minutes were up that is in the 85th and 89th minutes respectively.

Sources from Cameroon also earlier indicated that Sikazwe suffered from heatstroke which probably could have prompted his poor official decisions in the latter stages of the game.

He was rushed to hospital and now, he is most likely going to continue being involved with more games at the AFCON.

Despite coming out with a statement dismissing Tunisia’s appeal for a replay, CAF is yet to come out with something official about the Zambian referee.

In a statement released of Friday morning, CAF ruled that no replay and the three points went to Mali who were leading 1-0 through Ibrahima Kone’s penalty in the 48th minute before the ugly scenes unfolded at Limbe Stadium.

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