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Tunisia Coach: Why We Refused To Finish AFCON Clash

Tunisia head coach Mondher Kebaier has explained why his side refused to resume their Africa Cup of Nations clash against Mali after the referee had ended the game early.

Read: Referee Causes Huge Drama In Afcon Showdown

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe was in the headlines on Wednesday after he blew for full-time on two occasions, in the 85th minute and once again in the 89th minute.

It has been revealed that the referee was expected to resume the game for the final minutes of stoppage after the teams had already left the pitch.

However, the Tunisian coach reveals they were in no mood or condition to resume the encounter.

"The referee blew the whistle at the 85th-minute mark and at the 89th-minute mark, it's lunar, " Kebaier said after the game, as per CafOnline.

"He deprived us of concentration. We did not want to resume because the players had already taken their baths, deconcentrated and demoralised in the face of this gruesome situation."

The Eagles of Carthage will be look to bounce back in their next group game against Mauritania on Sunday.

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