Referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn , the official at the centre of the controversial quarterfinal clash between host Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia has been sent home according to the Confederation of African Football.
Rajindraparsad Seechurn could also face further sanctions according to Sportscrusader.com sources.
According to our sources, the decision by CAF to send the referee home was to send a signal to the participating teams as well as soccer loving fans that CAF had no hand in the poor officiating of the referee.
Rajindraparsad Seechurn awarded a controversial penalty to host nation, Equatorial Guinea during the closing stages of their quarterfinal game against Tunisia in Bata last Saturday.
The penalty helped the host national to pull parity in the game at a time they were trailing by a lone goal.
Equatorial Guinea went on to win the game in Extra time to hand the host Nation, their first appearance at the Nations Cup semis.
The performance of the referee has received worldwide condemnation and raised suspicion that there is a grand agenda to ensure that the host nation wins the trophy.
Ghana will now play Equatorial Guinea on Thursday, February 5 in the capital Malabo.