CAF has come out to rubbish reports circulating that there is an investigation into match-fixing allegations levelled against DRC and Zimbabwe. Reports started circulating on social media last week after DRC which was deemed by many as a weak opponent thrashed Zimbabwe 4 0 in an AFCON match played last week.
One Publication Soccer24 Wrote:
It’s said DRC attempted to influence the outcome of their Group A showdown against the Warriors on Sunday and TP Mazembe owner Moise Katumbi could have been involved in the plot. The 4-0 result shocked the continent given the way the Warriors had impressed in their first two matches against hosts Egypt and Uganda.
But after CAF launched the inquest, as per the reports, the result could be invalidated and the match be given to Zimbabwe on a 3-0 scoreline or their last 16 encounter against Madagascar on Sunday can be a walk-over into the quarterfinal round for the Indian Ocean Islanders
However, According to Vanguard, Mouad Hajji, the General Secretary of CAF said:
At the level of the CAF, there is no suspicion,” the Moroccan said at a press conference in Cairo on Friday when asked about the media reports of CAF investigating the match between Zimbabwe and DR Congo.
“There is no hint of corruption about the Zimbabwe-DRC match in the third Group A match played on June 30, in Cairo.
“But if it turned out that there was anything, and not only for this match, I remind you that our policy is a zero-tolerance policy on corruption. As of today, there is no correspondence or issue
This, for now, puts to rest the grapevine circulating everywhere about match-fixing.
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