Mali furious as Zambia Ref ends game prematurely twice

The Africa Cup of Nations match between Mali and Tunisia descended into chaos and ended in confusion after the referee twice blew for full-time before the 90 minutes had been played.

Zambian Janny Sikazwe, who officiated at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, initially blew for the final whistle at 85 minutes as he got his timekeeping all wrong.


But after playing on, he repeated the error when he blew for full time once more before the clock had ticked over to the 90-minute mark.

However, Tunisia refused to return to the field and Mali were declared 1-0 winners in the Group F fixture.


Tunisia had been left furious as they were expecting for there to be a significant amount of additional time.


The match had been stopped on several occasions, including for drinks breaks and VAR reviews.


The game ended 1-0 with Mali defeating Tunisia.