Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned Tunisian referee, Slim Jdidi after his controversial performance in Wednesday’s semi-final between Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Secretary General of CAF, Hicham el-Amrani, said the continental body is not happy with the standard of refereeing in the match and Jdidi has been asked to step aside. Among the contentious issues during Wednesday’s match was the red card given to Burkina Faso forward Jonathan Pitroipa that could mean he will miss Sunday’s final against Nigeria.
The referee also awarded a soft spot kick to Ghana in a display which threatened to overshadow an exciting encounter. CAF has however admitted the appeal of the Burkinabe football federation for suspended striker Jonathan Pitroipa.
Pitroipa was sent off after receiving a second yellow card by Tunisia referee slim Jdidi for simulation, even though Ghana’s John Boye appeared to make contact with him. CAF Secretary-General said the organising committee will study the match report sent in by the Tunisian official before taking any decision.