REF, who sparked chaos in Afcon between Tunisia and Mali, is said to have been hospitalized shortly after the match.
Janny Sikazwe is said to have suffered ‘severe heatstroke and dehydration’.
He’s shooting full-time after 85 minutes.
But the game restarted when he denied a VAR red card review and then ended the game again 20 seconds before the 90 minute mark.
Sikazwe, who gave two controversial punishments, then need security to protect him when he leaves the field Before further drama saw Mali appear one more time to close the match but Tunisia never reappeared.
Now it is reported that he was taken to the hospital shortly after the game because of heatstroke and severe dehydration.
Afcon’s head of referrals, Essam Abdel-Fatah, defended Sikazwe’s performance and said he was struggling with 34 degrees of heat and 65% humidity in Limbe, Cameroon.
It has also emerged since the Afcon incident is not the first time the referee’s performance has attracted widespread attention.
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He really did ban on corruption allegations three years ago.
The Zambian was banned by Caf – the governing body of African football – after the Africa Champions League semi-final between Esperance and Primiero Agosto.
Esperance won the match 4-2 on the night of October 2018.
But their opening goal came from a questionable penalty taken by Sikazwe.
And Agosto was left dumbfounded when they had a goal of their own for an alleged foul on the opposing keeper.
Sikazwe was investigated and appropriately punished for his performance.
The Caf Disciplinary Panel ruled: “The Chairman of the Café Disciplinary Panel has determined that there are legitimate grounds to hold a hearing on the corruption allegations against Mr. Janny Sikazwe.
“Mr Janny Sikazwe has been temporarily suspended from all football-related activities in the Café pending a hearing before the Caf Disciplinary Committee.”
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The ban went into effect in November 2018 but was lifted by Fifa two months later.
Just four months before his fateful Champions League nightmare, Sikazwe had already started two World Cup matches in Russia.
The teacher concurrently refereed the match Belgium vs Panama on June 18 and then Japan vs Poland 10 days later.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4456174/referee-afcon-rushed-hospital-tunisia-mali-heat-stroke/ The referee at the center of the Afcon antics was taken to hospital after the Tunisia vs Mali match for ‘severe heatstroke and dehydration’