AFCON 2021 Third-Place Final Rescheduled – CAF


The African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2021 third-place match day has been rescheduled.

A statement released late Wednesday by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) confirmed that the match which was originally scheduled for Sunday 6 February 2022, is now moved to Saturday, 5 February 2022.

The third-place game will be played at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium and will kick off at 20: 00 hrs, Naija News reports.

The match reschedule according to the CAF statement came to be after discussions with the Government of Cameroon and the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

The statement read, “The CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Organising Committee, after discussions with the Government of Cameroon and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), decided to move the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 third and fourth place originally scheduled for Sunday 06 February 2022 to Saturday, 05 February 2022.

“The match, to be played at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, will kick-off at 20h00.”

Burkina Faso would now await a loser between Egypt and Cameroon to contest a third place in the ongoing AFCON games.

Senegal had on Wednesday night ended the Terenga Lions run to the AFCON final after beating them to 3-1.

While for the final, Senegal will hope to meet a winner between Cameroon and Egypt to battle the African tournament title, Naija News reports.

Meanwhile, the referee who officiated the match between Tunisia and Mali in the ongoing African Cup of Nations, Janny Sikazwe has revealed who told him to end the game ahead of official minutes.

Naija News recalls that there was an outrage on January 12 after Sikazwe blew the final whistle before the last minutes of the second half of the game.

The Zambian official sparked controversy when he ended the group-stage fixture a few minutes earlier.

Speaking in an interview days after, Sikazwe said God had told him to bring the match to an end and that he could have died of heatstroke if the match went on any longer.

Naija News understands that the Tunisian ten were already losing 1-0 and playing against 10 men when Sikazwe ended the match that day.

The Zambian man left members of their coaching staff furious and they stormed onto the pitch to confront the referee.

However, Sikazwe has now thanked God for saving him from death.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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