Equatorial Guinea faced Guinea in a round of 16 clash, where Equatorial Guinea suffered a 1-0 defeat with the winning goal scored in the 98th minute. Ten minutes into the second half, Bikoro, a midfielder for Equatorial Guinea, was shown a red card for a reckless kung-fu style kick on Mohamed Bayo, who ultimately scored the winning goal for Guinea.
Bikoro was seen to have let his frustration get the better of him as he aggressively kicked Bayo’s chest while attempting to play the ball. Despite attempts to argue against the decision, the referee didn’t hesitate in brandishing the straight red card. This incident was widely discussed, with one commentator likening it to a move from legendary martial artist and actor Bruce Lee.
The tackle sparked a discussion on social media, with some users making light-hearted comments and expressing their enjoyment of the entertainment provided by the tournament. The defeat means that Equatorial Guinea is out of the competition, while Guinea advances to face the winner of the Egypt vs. DR Congo match in the quarter-finals.