"I might have returned home in a casket," claims questionable Afcon ref
The Zambian arbitrator guaranteed that he could have passed on during that game that was played on January 12.
Online media had a field day in embarrassing the Zambian arbitrator as well as the condition of the Afcon after the occurrence which saw the game end rashly two times and endeavors were made to begin the match 30 minutes after the fact.
Mali dominated the match 1-0 after Tunisia neglected to reappear from their changing area however it was official Sikazwe who got everyone's attention.
The following day, reports proposed he had experienced a hotness stroke, which the authority affirmed.
"The climate was sweltering that day. The moistness was around 85%. Subsequent to getting ready for the match I felt the unforgiving conditions.
"I brought water to chill off however maybe I hadn't taken anything. Yet, as match authorities we are fighters and we're prepared to continue," he said in a meeting with a few Zambian columnists.
Sikazwe added that at the half-time break, he didn't feel incredible and endeavored to unwind by putting his advantages before they went out for the last part. The official said he didn't feel as though he had rested by any stretch of the imagination.
"I was extremely near returning to Zambia in a coffin. Exceptionally close. Individuals have offered a wide range of negative remarks about me and how I took care of the game. Allow them to make that multitude of remarks. It's simply a game," the 42-year-old said.
The arbitrator said he did not know who advised him to end the match two times.
"It more likely than not been a higher power safeguarding me from enduring serious fallouts for remaining out when I was not fit," he said
"I love this work and I will proceed. Certain individuals say this is the time to settle in. I will not resign until I can track down someone in Zambia to supplant me," Sikazwe said.
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