Zambian official Janny Sikazwe appeared to initially name full-time on the Group F encounter in Limbé, Cameroon after 85 minutes earlier than then deciding to renew play.
He then blew his whistle once more to finish the match, this time seconds earlier than the 90 minutes had been up.
Tunisia’s employees and gamers had been left incensed and stormed onto the pitch to confront Sikazwe.
“The referee blew the whistle on the 85 minute mark and on the 89 minute mark, it is lunar,” Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaier informed the AFCON web site.
The match had already seen controversy with each groups being awarded a penalty — Ibrahima Kone scored for Mali while Tunisia missed — and a purple card was additionally proven to the Carthage Eagles’ El Bilal Toure in the closing levels, with the referee deciding to stay to his unique resolution regardless of being requested to assessment it by VAR.
Despite the delays, no stoppage time was added on.
Both groups ultimately left the pitch however the Malians later returned, showing able to play the ultimate couple of minutes.
However, Tunisia didn’t return to the pitch and Mali then left the sphere celebrating.
“He disadvantaged us of focus,” added Kebaier after Tunisia’s 1-0 defeat. “We didn’t need to resume as a result of the gamers had already taken their baths, deconcentrated and demoralized in the face of this grotesque scenario.”
CAF, the match organizers, launched a press release on Thursday saying it was “forwarding these paperwork to the competent our bodies of CAF.”
“At this stage, CAF just isn’t in a place to make additional remark till the accountable our bodies point out the best way ahead,” the assertion concluded.