Zimbabwe’s 4-0 loss to DR Congo and subsequent elimination from AFCON 2019 has been followed by allegations of bribery.
The claims have been directed on the Warriors goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze after making several errors that helped the Congolese to the 4-0 win. Madagascar media published the allegations yesterday after CAF officials did not respond to the initial reports.
‘’Congolese leader (wealthy businessman and owner of TP Mazembe, Moise Katumbi) reportedly coerced the Zimbabwean goalkeeper to let the DRC score four goals against Zimbabwe,’’ describing the result of the match as a ‘’crazy outcome,” said the Magalsgy report.
It is further reported that the Baroka FC goalie in the South African Premier League, was set to receive a big payment, only for an Egyptian bank to raise alarm.
‘’A large sum of money was supposed to be transferred into the bank of the Zimbabwean goalkeeper, but the transaction was not completed after an Egyptian bank raised the red flag and reportedly declined to handle the issue.”
‘’From the revelations of this case yesterday morning, the CAF, according to a reliable source, was seized with the matter and an emergency inquest had been opened with the DRC risking a suspension of, at least, three years from AFCON and a heavy fine,” added the report.
Madagascar will meet DR Congo in a last 16 clash this Sunday.
More to follow.
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