AFCON 2015: Referee Handed Six-Month Ban after Terrible Call

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AFCON 2015: Referee Handed Six-Month Ban after Terrible Call

The referee at the centre of the controversial penalty decision that helped hosts Equatorial Guinea reach the African Nations Cup semi-finals has been banned for six months, CAF said in a statement on Tuesday.

Rajindraparsad Seechurn incensed Tunisia by awarding a penalty to hosts Equatorial Guinea. 

Rajindraparsad Seechurn of Mauritius has also been removed from the list of top African officials, effectively ending his international career, the Confederation of African Football added.

The Tunisian team, some of whom attempted to attack the referee after Saturday’s 2-1 quarter-final loss after extra time in Bata, were handed a $50,000 (£33,000) fine but there no individual sanctions were announced.

Opponents Equatorial Guinea were also sanctioned for poor security at the match.

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