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Tunisia federation fined $50K, referee sent home & suspended

Fallout from chaotic African Cup game: Tunisia federation fined $50K, referee suspended

Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn gestures during the African Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match between Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia in Bata, E...
Equatorial Guinea's head coach Esteban Becker, left, gestures as Tunisia's head coach Georges Leekens, right, watches during their African Cup of Nati...
Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn, second from right, is shielded by security personal against the Tunisia's players at the end of the African Cup of Na...
Tunisia's Aymen Abdennour, left, dejected after loosing their African Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match against Equatorial Guinea in Bata, Equ...

Equatorial Guinea Soccer African Cup

Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn gestures during the African Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match between Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia in Bata, E...

Equatorial Guinea Soccer African Cup

Equatorial Guinea's head coach Esteban Becker, left, gestures as Tunisia's head coach Georges Leekens, right, watches during their African Cup of Nati...

APTOPIX Equatorial Guinea Soccer African Cup

Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn, second from right, is shielded by security personal against the Tunisia's players at the end of the African Cup of Na...

Equatorial Guinea Soccer African Cup

Tunisia's Aymen Abdennour, left, dejected after loosing their African Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match against Equatorial Guinea in Bata, Equ...

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) -- Tunisia's football federation has been fined $50,000 and threatened with a ban, while a referee has been sent home and suspended for six months in the fallout from the team's chaotic African Cup of Nations quarterfinal loss to host Equatorial Guinea.

The Confederation of African Football announced its decisions after disciplinary meetings on Monday and Tuesday about the on-field clashes involving players, coaches and officials at Saturday's game.

CAF said Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn had been suspended for "poor refereeing" after his decision to award Equatorial Guinea a contentious penalty in the last minute of normal time sparked the trouble.

Tunisia players were guilty of insulting and trying to assault the referee after the game. CAF said the country's national federation president even went onto the field to confront Seechurn.


Updated : 2021-09-27 13:00 GMT+08:00