Thursday, 3 December 2015

President Orders Mauritania Cup Final To Go To Penalties In 63rd Minute As He Was Getting Bored – Report

The president of Mauritania is said to have ordered the country’s cup final to go to a penalty shootout in the 63rd minute – because he was getting bored with the match.

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who presides over Mauritania, north Africa, was present at the Super Cup match between FC Tevragh-Zeina and ACS Ksar.
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz wanted to mix things up (Picture: AFP)
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz wanted to mix things up (Picture: AFP)
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’s claimed he was unhappy with the tempo of the match and didn’t want to risk the fixture going to extra-time and dragging on.

Mauritania FA statement on the match

‘We deny in the strongest terms that the president intervened.
‘The decision was made due ​​to organisational issues in accordance with the presidents and the coaches of the two teams.’
Tevragh-Zeina won the match on spot kicks, but Ksar fans were left fuming and since complained to the country’s FA – but they’re not having it.


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