Mauritania president Mohaed Ould Abdel Aziz allegedly orderd a penalty shootout during his country’s Super Cup final… in the 63rd minute.
The 58-year-old president, was present at the Super Cup match between FC Tevragh-Zeina and ACS Ksar.
But Gazzetta reports that Aziz wasn’t enjoying the fixture, and 63 minutes in, with the scores locked at 1-1, he ordered penalties to be taken.
It is claimed Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was so bored in the stands as FC Tevragh-Zeina battled ACS Ksar, that he requested the referee stop the match and settle it with spot-kicks. Tevragh-Zeina won the farce shootout, but it was a victory overshadowed by outrage.
However, Mauritanian federation’s president, Ahmed Ould Abderrahmane, later released a statement in which he tried to shift the blame to ‘organisational issues’.
He said: ‘I deny in the strongest terms the intervention of the President of the Republic.The decision was made due â€‹â€‹to organizational issues in accordance with the presidents and the coaches of the two teams.’
For more sports news visit allSports.com.gh