Mali take victory over Tunisia
Mali and Tunisia’s Africa Cup of Nations game finished in chaos after the referee first signalled for
full-time on 85 minutes, then ended the match when the clock showed 89 minutes and 47 seconds.
Twenty minutes later, after Mali manager Mohamed Magassouba’s post-match press conference had started,
tournament organisers ordered the game to be played to a conclusion.
However, in more farcical scenes, Tunisia’s players did not return to the field and Mali were declared winners.
On the field, Ibrahima Kone’s 48th-minute penalty – awarded after a shot struck the back of the arm of Ellyes Skhiri
proved to be the winner.
But Mali keeper Ibrahim Mounkoro saved a 77th-minute spot-kick from Wahbi Khazri, diving to his right to push away
a well-struck effort from the Carthage Eagles captain.