AFCON 2019: Wahbi Khazri staring at possible ban after punching Senegal coach

AFCON 2019: Wahbi Khazri staring at possible ban after punching Senegal coach, Fred Kennedy
July 15, 2019 at 12:44 PM

Tunisia attacker wahbi khazri could be banned from international football after allegedly punching Senegal coach Aliou Cissé after Sunday's African Cup of Nations semi final match.

A Dylan Bronn extra time own goal helped Senegal progress to the final, to set up a Group C rematch with Algeria who defeated Nigeria in the other semi final duel.

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The match between Senegal and Tunisia was characterised by drama and as two teams jostled for a place in the finals.

The match was forced into extra time after finishing 0-0 in regulation time, with both sides failing to find the back of the net despite having glorious goalscoring chances including two penalties awarded to either team.

However, a Tunisia penalty reversed by the VAR was the highlight of the match as players were caught on camera squaring it out towards the end of the tie.

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Media reports now indicate Khazri, who is the Carthage Eagles' assistant captain went straight to Senegal's technical area at full time and punched Cissé, a former Senegal international and current team head coach.

It remains unclear what provoked the Saint-Étienne man who is now staring at a possible lengthy ban from the game.

Story by Kevin Kimutai, correspondent.

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