It’s reported Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was so bored in the stands as FC Tevragh-Zeina battled ACS Ksar, that he requested the referee stop the match and settle it with spot-kicks.
Tevragh-Zeina won the farce shootout, but it was a victory overshadowed by outrage.
The Mauritanian federation’s president, Ahmed Ould Abderrahmane, later released a statement in which he tried to shift the blame to “organisational issues”.
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He said: “I deny in the strongest terms the intervention of the President of the Republic.The decision was made due ​​to organizational issues in accordance with the presidents and the coaches of the two teams.”
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