Right in the first half, the lighting system on the field of Benjamin Mkapa suddenly turned off to the surprise of fans and players. The referee team has no choice but to stop the match to wait for the organizers to fix it.
After a long wait, the light system also works again. However, the two teams had to play 40 minutes of injury time.
Players from both teams were on the field for the equivalent of 3 innings. However, fans had to wait until 90+1 injury time to see the goal. From a teammate’s poke, Rogers Mato escaped, put his heart neatly into the far corner, sealed a 1-0 victory for Uganda.
This result helps Uganda to level the score gap with Tanzania itself in the CAN qualifying round. While Algeria is almost certain to progress, the remaining Ivory Coast ticket in Group F will be a competition between Uganda and Tanzania.
Previously, a similar incident also occurred in the match between Palmaflor and Blooming in the sixth round of the Bolivian national championship on March 14. According to The Sun, the Bolivian Football Federation suspended Mr. Gutierrez, who directly held the whistle at the match on March 14 with 5 associates to serve the investigation due to suspicion of “negative” behavior.
Mr. Gutierrez shocked the match at Quillacollo to 32 minutes of injury time. It all started with a heavy rain that flooded the yard. Gaston Rodriguez scored, causing the referee and VAR team to take 17 minutes to check to recognize the goal to shorten the score to 1-2 for Blooming.
When official time ended, referee Gutierrez gave the second half added time to 32 minutes. During this time, a series of events happened, including two red cards for players on Blooming’s side.
Tuan Nguyen | 12:04 03/29/2023