Officials at the Africa Cup of Nations reportedly stormed Mali coach Mohamed Magassouba’s press conference to inform him the match with Tunisia would be restarted, 20 minutes after the final whistle.
The Group F opener was marred in controversy after Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe blew the final whistle early on two occasions, once in the 85th minute and once in the 89th minute.
There was no extra time awarded by the officials, leaving the Tunisian bench furious.
The coaching staff and bench of the ‘Aigles de Carthage’ stormed the pitch in protest, totally outraged by what they had just witnessed.
Yet they were initially forced to accept defeat in their Group F opener as the players left the field. Most also conducted their media duties.