The ‘fast-forward’ button: Mauritania’s President orders boring football match to penalties

president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz orders football match to penalties

This news made me laugh hard…#hahahaha. We all know this feeling too well na….there have been football matches where we’ve also been almost bored to death, so much we felt the urge to enter the TV and spank some life into the players…This Presido nor just send and hin just press “fast-forward” button sharperly. #NoTime  😆  😆

president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz orders football match to penalties

Sometimes a football game can drag on. Fortunately, one leader decided enough was enough and reportedly intervened to force the match into a decisive penalty shoot-out.

Mauritania’s football association has been forced to deny rumours the country’s president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz ordered a penalty shoot-out in the 63rd minute of the Super Cup final.

Mr Abdel Aziz is reputed to have become frustrated with the slow pace during FC Teyragh-Zeina and ACS Ksar’s match last weekend.

The match was abruptly drawn to a close at 1-1, to the amazement of the crowd, before the players were marshalled into a shoot-out by the referee.

Unsurprisingly, the decision has reportedly caused outrage among Mauritanian fans with the president’s office forced to officially deny such an action ever took place.

“I deny in the strongest terms the intervention of the President of the Republic,” his office said in a statement.

“The decision was made due ​​to organisational issues in accordance with the presidents and the coaches of the two teams.”

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