Africa Cup of Nations: Referee Banned for Six Months

Referee Rajindraparsad (c) Seechurn as been banned for six months for poor performance.  (Photo: Fox Sports)

Referee Rajindraparsad (c) Seechurn as been banned for six months for poor performance.
(Photo: Fox Sports)

BBC Sports is reporting that referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn has been banned for six months for poor performance.

Seechurn gave Equatorial Guinea a controversial penalty in stoppage time as they beat Tunisia 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

Tunisia staff confronted the official after the match and their federation has been fined $50,000 US.

“The referees committee noted the poor performance of the referee,” the Confederation of African Football said. 

Caf added that the referee’s failings included an “unacceptable failure to maintain calm and ensure proper control of the players during the match”.

Caf also wants an apology from Tunisia for accusations of bias.

Tunisian Football Federation president, Wadie Jary, resigned from the Confederation of African Football on Sunday in protest of the soft penalty.

Read more at BBC Sports.

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