Africa Cup of Nations final - Burkina Faso's star winger, Jonathan Pitroipa, who picked up a red card in Wednesday's semi-final match against Ghana, will now play in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final match against Nigeria.
The ruling was given here Friday by the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, who indicated that the Tunisian Slim Jdidi, who handled the match and gave Pitroipa the marching orders, has now admitted he made a mistake in booking the player for a second time for diving.
'For Pitroipa to be able to take part in the final match, the referee had to admit he had made a mistake and this is something the Tunisian Slim Jdidi has now done,' Hayatou explained.
'Everyone realised that this referee did not officiate well,' Hayatou announced here, saying 'They've told me the referee has sent a letter saying he got it wrong.
'From this moment, the CAF executive committee will pass on the matter to the disciplinary commission, who will announce their decision today (Friday).
'The referee admitted his error in his report given to the (CAF) secretary general (Hicham El Amrani) -- he recognised that he had got it wrong.'
Jdidi's admission paves the way for the red card to be rescinded and for Pitroipa to take his place in the Burkina Faso-Nigeria match at Soccer City on Sunday.
Pitroipa produced the only goal in the 1-0 extra-time quarter-final win over Togo and has helped lighten the blow of the Burkinabe, losing their best striker Alain Traore to injury.
Jdidi, who has been suspended for his poor performance in Wednesday's game, sent off the Rennes forward in the 117th minute of the game that Burkina won 3-2 on penalties against Ghana.