Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu collapsed whiles officiating 2022 Africa Cup of Nations last round of qualifier match between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia, today.

The FIFA referee couldn’t end the game when lose consciousness and stretched off the field on the 80th minute during the game after struggling to stand on his feet for an unknown reasons. 

The Ivorians were leading by 3-1 in the match-day six of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny Sports Stadium before the match ended abruptly following the Ghanaian referee who had collapsed in the last ten minutes of the game. 

The fourth official who was expected to replace Charles Bulu is an Ivorian and prevented a conflict of interest. As a result, the match had to be called off with ten minutes left to be played. 

The match has no importance as the two teams have already secured qualification to the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Cameroon

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