January 24, 2022

Mali: incredible end of the match and defeat of the Tunisians, the summary

TUNISIA – MALI. Mali won in the first group F match of CAN 2022 thanks to a goal from Ibrahima Koné. Very difficult start to the competition for Tunisia.

16:08 – “Difficult conditions”, says Sliti

Tunisian midfielder Naïm Sliti came out of this meeting very frustrated and spoke above all about difficult playing conditions: “The first half was very difficult, you never get used to these playing conditions (editor’s note: the heat ). In the second half, I think we were better and deserved to equalize. “

16:05 – Mounkoro man of the match

Mali goalkeeper Ibrahim Mounkoro was elected Tunisia – Mali man of the match. The Malian goalkeeper saved his own after having magnificently repelled Wahbi Khazri’s penalty.

16:01 – A difficult start for Tunisia

The Tunisians are definitely not able to start the editions of the CAN well. And this 2022 edition in Cameroon is no exception to the rule. Beaten by Mali, the Eagles of Carthage will have to react against Mauritania, then against Gambia if they want to leave this group F.

15:56 – Completely incredible end of the game

It’s definitely going to stay in the anal of football. As the match referee ended the match in the 85th minute, he finally admitted to making a mistake and continued with the match. But five minutes later, the referee stops the match in the 89th minute and 40 seconds without granting the slightest minute of additional time to the amazement of the players in the meeting. The four referees left escorted by the security of the stadium wiping the anger of the Tunisians.

15:50 – End of the match

It is astonishment in Limbé. The referee whistles the end of the match without giving the slightest minute of added time in this Tunisia – Mali. The decision of the Zambian referee is totally incomprehensible. But Mali’s victory is official. They win in this first group F match of CAN 2022.

15:49 – Red card for El Bilal Touré

Oh the red card for El Bilal Touré after a sole pressed too much on the ankle of a Tunisian player. Despite the appeal of the video the Zambian referee remains on his decision. The Eagles of Mali will finish at 10.

15:45 – The referee whistles the end of the match a little early

85th minute in this Tunisia – Mali and the Zambian referee of the meeting whistles the end of the match but quickly realizes that he was wrong. Amazing image in Limbé. The game continues and should go until the end of added time.

15:43 – Only 10 minutes to play

There are less than 10 minutes left in this Tunisia – Mali and the Carthage Eagles are still led by Mali. The penalty rejected by the Malian goalkeeper is allowing Ibrahima Koné’s teammates to leave Limbé with 3 points.

15:41 – Yoann Touzghar comes home

ESTAC striker Yoann Touzghar comes into play for Tunisia to try to make a difference in Tunisia – Mali. Jaziri replaces Ifa. Offensive changes on the side of the Carthage Eagles.

On the Malian side, Moussa Djenepo gives way to El Bilal Touré, and Lassana Coulibaly replaces Amadou Haïdara.

15:36 – The penalty is stopped

What a stop for Mounkoro! The Malian goalkeeper of TP Mazembe made an exceptional save to repel Khazri’s penalty. Still 1 goal to 0 for Mali in Tunisia – Mali.

15:35 – Penalty for Tunisia

And Mr. Sikazwe gives a penalty to the Carthage Eagles in Tunisia – Mali, the opportunity to return to the game. Wahbi Khazri will shoot it.

15:33 – Tunisians claim the penalty

New hand in the penalty area but this time in the other direction. It is Moussa Djenepo who touches the ball with his hand following a cross from Khazri. The referee will watch the video.

15:32 – Coulibaly and Doumbia enter the game

Nantes striker Kalifa Coulibaly and Reims midfielder Moussa Doumbia come into play in the last 20 minutes of Tunisia – Mali. They replace Adama Malouda Traoré and Ibrahima Koné.

15:28 – What a bullet exit from Bissouma

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma makes a good entry into Tunisia – Mali. The midfielder makes a superb exit from the ball but is finally caught.

15:27 – Ben Slimane replaces Laïdouni

The young Ben Slimane replaces Laïdouni who gives way after a shock in the penalty area.


Throughout this 2022 African Cup of Nations, you can find all the results of the CAN matches as well as all the group rankings updated at the end of the matches in our dedicated paper just above.