JANNY’S MATCH OFFICIATING ANGERS FANS
Written by newsroom on January 14, 2022
Several soccer fans in Kitwe have reacted angrily to Zambia’s celebrated Referee Janny Sikazwe over his poor officiating in a match between Mali and Tunisia at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Sikazwe has been heavily criticized accusing him of having being bribed or officiated the match under the influence of alcohol.
The soccer fans’ desire is that the Confederation of African Football CAF withdraw him and return home adding that he has brought shame to the country.
Another desire by fans is that the Football Association of Zambia FAZ disciplines him for denting the country’s image especially that Zambia is known to be a great footballing nation without bad reputation.
In the same match, Sikazwe awarded a controversial penalty to Tunisia and a red card to Mali as he went on to blow the final whistle in the 85th minute and another final while the clock was showing 89 minutes and 47seconds without added injury time.
By Raphael Mulenga