By Mercy Chewe
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has defended the red card decision Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe made against Mali’s Bilal Toure in the Africa Cup match against Tunisia.
The Mali Football Association appealed to CAF against Toure’s red card in the match against Tunisia played last Wednesday.
The CAF Disciplinary Board meeting said it had upheld Sikazwe’s decision to show the player a red card and that Toure remains suspended for two matches.
“Mali Football Federation contested the red card awarded to their player, Bilal Toure in their TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Tunisia on 12 January 2022 in Limbe,” CAF stated.
“CAF Disciplinary Board upheld the decision of the referee (Janny Sikazwe). Consequently, Bilal Toure is suspended for two matches,” the statement from CAF added.
The CAF Disciplinary Board held a meeting on Saturday to deliberate on a number of incidents that occurred at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.
The red carding of Toure was one of the decisions Sikazwe made in the match between Mali and Tunisia which were allegedly questionable.