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

The FIFA referee was stretched off the field on the 80th minute during the game after struggling to stand on his feet for an unknown reasons.

The FIFA referee was stretched off the field on the 80th minute during the game after struggling to stand on his feet for an 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.