According to local sports journalist Steve Vickers, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) business mogul and owner of TP Mazembe, Moise Katumbi has denied match-fixing claims involving his country and Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations. Wrote Vickers:
Update on the Zim/DRC match-fixing allegations. TP Mazembe owner Moise Katumbi totally denies that he paid Warriors keeper Elvis Chipezeze to fix the match. Katumbi says that he was only in Egypt for the DRC’s first game and then went back to Belgium.
The Warriors shocked supporters after a lacklustre performance which resulted in a 4-0 demolition at the hands of DRC.
Surprisingly, DRC had lost its previous two matches, by the same 2-0 margin to Uganda and Egypt.
Warriors third-choice goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze was uncharacteristically dropping balls resulting in two goals for the Congolese.