Official to miss six months after AFCON controversy.
Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn has been slapped with a six-month ban after he was at the centre of controversy during this weekend’s game between Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia, the Metro reports.
Seechurn handed Equatorial Guinea a contentious penalty deep into stoppage time, which saw the side equalise and take the game to extra time.
The Guineans then went on to win the game 2-1 to progress to the semi-finals of the tournament.
However, the decision was understandably unpopular with the Tunisian squad, with a melee ensuing that saw a number of the players attempting to attack him.
The Tunisians were given a £33,000 fine for their behaviour on the pitch, but it was Seechurn that paid the heaviest price by being slapped with a six-month suspension.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have removed him from their list of top African officials, and he will be unable to take control of a match until the July.