The Ghanaian referee in the Ivory Coast vs Ethiopia match, Charles Bulu was stretchered off in the 80 minutes after he collapsed.

The Ivorians were leading by 3-1 at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny when the players noticed the respected match official was struggling to stand on his feet.

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They tried to help him stand until he fell on the field and was stretched off.

Breaking News: Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu collapses while officiating Afcon qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia

The match ended abruptly after 11 minutes of hold-up. 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 11 minutes left to play.

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The match has no importance as both teams have already secured qualification to Cameroon.


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