Time-keeping controversy overshadows Mali’s opening victory against Tunisia Farce engulfed the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday as the Group F clash between Tunisia and Mali was ended prematurely by the referee – twice CAF gathering reports from officials after AFCON game between Tunisia and Mali ends in chaosThe Confederation of African Football (CAF), African football's governing body, said Thursday it was gathering "all the necessary reports from officials" after Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) game between Tunisia and Mali ended in chaos. African Cup of Nations 2022: Referee causes chaos after ending group match between Tunisia and Mali early twiceThe players were called back to finish the game after 40 minutes but Tunisia refused to play. Errant refereeing plunges Cup of Nations into farceThe Africa Cup of Nations descended into farce on Wednesday as Mali beat Tunisia 1-0 in a match prematurely halted by the referee, who later tried to restart the game only for the Tunisians to refuse to retake the field. Game between Mali and Tunisia ends in chaos as referee blows full-time whistle too earlyThe African Cup of Nations game between Tunisia and Mali ended in chaos on Wednesday after the referee blew the full-time whistle too early. Africa Cup of Nations match descends into chaos as referee ends Mali vs Tunisia earlyReferee Janny Sikazwe twice blew for full-time before the end of 90 minutes - with Tunisia refusing to restart the match out of protest Bizarre refereeing plunges Africa Cup of Nations into farce, overshadowing gamesThe Africa Cup of Nations descended into farce on Wednesday as Mali beat Tunisia 1-0 in a match prematurely halted by the referee, who later tried to restart the game only for the Tunisians to refuse… AFCON: Mali beats Tunisia as referee ends game prematurely twiceJanny Sikazwe, who officiated at the 2018 World Cup, blew for the final whistle on minute 85 and then on 89.