CAF clear Burkina Faso’s Pitroipa for AFCON final

CAF clear Burkina Faso's Pitroipa for AFCON final The Confederation of African Football has cleared Burkina Faso’s Jonathan Pitroipa for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Nigeria, futaa.com reports.

The continent’s football governing body on Friday overturned the decision of center referee Slim Jdidi who sent off the Burkinabe talisman with a second booking in Wednesday’s semi-final victory over Ghana that ended in a penalty shoot-out.

CAF’s disciplinary committee rose from a meeting on Friday to announce Pitroipa’s clearance following the referee’s admission of a wrong decision.

The Rennes midfielder will therefore be available for selection on Sunday and the latest development will come as a big boost for the team and the Burkina Faso football fans back home.

It could be recalled that CAF on Thursday suspended the Tunisian referee for his below-par performance in the semi final clash between the two West African nations.

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