The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have thrown out the protest of the Tunisian Football Federation following their controversial 0-1 loss to Mali on Wednesday, www.aclsports.com reports.
The Group F encounter in Limbe was overshadowed by some controversial calls by centre referee Janny Sikazwe from Zambia who ended the game even before the dot of 90 minutes.
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The Tunisians, who rejected calls to have the game concluded shortly after the final whistle filed a protest to Africa’s football governing body which has now been deemed unsuccessful.
CAF writes on its website:
“The Organising Committee of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 met today to deliberate on the match between Tunisia and Mali played yesterday, 12 January 2022.
“After examining the protest of Tunisia and all the match officials report, the Organising Committee decided the following:
“To dismiss the protest lodged by the Tunisian team.
“To homologate the match result as 1-0 in favour of Mali,” states the CAF statement.
The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia will face Mauritania (who also lost their first group game) in their second game on Sunday at the Limbe Stadium, Limbe, southern Cameroon.