The match between Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia was canceled, due to a fainting state that the arena referee suffered for a meeting, which brought the two teams together this afternoon, Tuesday, in the sixth and final round of the African Nations Qualifiers 2021 in Cameroon.
Ghanaian Charles, referee of the Cote d’Ivoire-Ethiopia match, fainted in the 82nd minute, and was immediately transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment.
And in continuation of the escalation of events, the fourth referee from Cote d’Ivoire was refused to manage the match, especially since his country is competing in the match.
Then the match was stopped for a full 8 minutes due to discussion of the situation after the fourth referee failed to attend due to his Ivorian nationality.
Then everyone was surprised in the 90th minute when the assistant referee went into the middle of the stadium and blew the whistle at the end of the match to announce that the Elephants team won 3-1 against a single goal, to qualify with Ethiopia in Group 11 after the Madagascar team drew 0-0 against Niger.
Côte d’Ivoire led the group with 13 points, Ethiopia was in the league with 9 points, then Madagascar was third with 8 points, and Niger was trailed in the group with 4 points.