AFCON Qualifier Referee Between Cote d’Ivoire And Ghana Falls Sick At 80th Minute

The AFCON qualifier refree between Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia reportedly fell ill in the 80th minute of the match, and the match ended because there was no referee available to replace him since the 4th referee was an Ivorian & couldn’t officiate a match involving his country.

After the match ended at the 80th minute with a 3- 1 win for Cote d’Ivoire, many Ghanaians have taken to social media to react towards the bizzare incident of the collapse of Charles Bulu during the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixture.

After receiving medical care, the referee was carried off the pitch on a stretcher, forcing the match to be cut short as the fourth referee, who could have replaced Bulu for the match to proceed, was from Cote d’Ivoire and could not be allowed to officiate a game of his own country.

Cote d’Ivoire led 3-1 at the time of the stoppage, their goals coming from Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back Willy Boly, AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and China-based winger Jean Evrard Kouassi.

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