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Referee Charles Bulu: Ghanaian Referee Collapses During AFCON Match Between Ivory Coast And Ethiopia (Photos)



Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu has collapsed whiles officiating the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia.

The FIFA referee was stretched off the field and rushed to the hospital after 80 minutes of field play.

Referee Charles Bulu collapsed after struggling to stand on his feet for unknown reasons.

The Ivorians were leading by 3-1 in the match-day six of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny 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.



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