An Africa Cup of Nations referee has been banned for six months for “poor performance”.

Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn gave Equatorial Guinea a controversial penalty in stoppage time as they beat Tunisia 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

Tunisia staff confronted the official after the match and their federation has been fined $50,000 (£33,000).

“The referees committee noted the poor performance of the referee,” the Confederation of African Football said.

Caf added that the referee’s failings included an “unacceptable failure to maintain calm and ensure proper control of the players during the match”.

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