AFCON Controversial Referee, Janny Sikazwe of Zambia will officiate the CAF Cup final between Orlando Pirates and RS Berkane on Friday.
Angolan Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos will be the first assistant, and Mozambican Arsenio Chadreque Maringule will be the second assistant to the 42-year-old official.
Botswana’s Joshua Bondo will serve as the fourth official, while Egyptian Mahmoud Ashor will serve as the video assistant referee, with fellow Egyptians Mahmoud Abouelregal and Mahmoud Elbana completing up the video squad.
In Mali’s 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the Afcon, the referee made some strange judgments.
The full-time whistle was blown twice by the 39-year-old!
As the full-time whistle rang in the 86th minute, the players and onlookers were in complete shock.
Tunisia’s bench was furious!
Protests broke out on the sidelines, forcing the referee to reconsider his decision.
Sikazwe signaled for play to resume after realizing his error.
Sikwaze made another gaffe only two minutes later, extending the drama.
Sikazwe issued a severe red card to El Bilal Toure, who was inserted in the 81st minute.
The VAR advised the referee to overturn his judgment, but Sikazwe refused.
In the 89th minute, the Zambian referee made yet another terrible judgment.
Sikazwe prematurely blew the full-time whistle with only 89 minutes and 47 seconds remaining.
Tunisia’s players and personnel stormed the field, arguing their case.
At least eight security stewards established a barrier around the authorities before the situation became tense.
Mali returned to the pitch 25 minutes later, and the match was restarted for the third time.
Tunisia did not return to the field to finish the game, citing bad officiating as the reason.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary Board suspended Janny Sikazwe in 2018 on allegations of corruption.
After the way he handled the CAF Champions League match between Espérance de Tunis (Tunisia) and Primeiro de Agosto, he made the choice (Angola).