AFCON drama continues as Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh sees red with punches thrown at full-time

A Wednesday encounter between Tunisia and Mali was shrouded in farce when referee Janny Sikazwe twice blew the final whistle prematurely. 

At first, the Zambian official blew for full-time in the 86th minute, before resuming play and blowing prematurely again on 89 minutes and 47 seconds. 

The Tunisian bench, hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit, were left furious that there was no added time after the half had seen two penalties, two VAR incidents, a red card, five substitutions and a drinks break. 

With Mali’s coach awaiting his post-match press duties, AFCON officials barged into the press conference and demanded that the rest of the game be played out.