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AFCON 2019: DR Congo accused of match fixing

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DR Congo are being accused of match fixing after an alleged sum of money was transferred between the TP Mazembe owner and the Zimbabwe goalkeeper before the last group game.

Needing a comprehensive win to have a chance of progressing to the knockout stage, DR Congo beat Zimbabwe 4-0 in a result which was somewhat unexpected given the previous games both in this group and between the sides in qualifying.

While the result was still not beyond the realms of possibility, it sparked some confusion which caused an investigation to take place.

Allegedly TP Mazembe’s owner paid a large amount of money to Zimbabwe goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze so that he would allow DR Congo to score at will.

CAF’s emergency committee are now investigating the matter, and it could have serious repercussions for DR Congo who may be expelled from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations if found guilty.

It could also mean that Uganda are moved up to be the best 3rd place team, which would change the entire knockout stage bracket.

 

Source: Kingfut

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