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Zimbabwe pleaded guilty to fix last AFCON game against DR Congo

by Staff Writer
10 Oct 2019 at 14:26hrs | Views
Ovidy Karuru of Zimbabwe is fouled by Jonathan Bolingi of DR Congo during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Zimbabwe and DR Congo at 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 30 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
A sensational report from a Madagascar newspaper claimed that Zimbabwe threw their last Africa Cup of Nations (A Fcon) pool match to make way for DR Congo in the final 16 of the competition, but with one story in it many There are discrepancies, Filed under "Fake News".

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The report is saying that Elvis Chipezeze the goalkeeper who plays for Baroka FC in the PSL was relegated to DR Congo in a second-round meeting with Madagascar as one of the four best third-placed teams the payment was promised to allow rounding, contest. It claims knowledge from anonymous sources suggesting the African Football Confederation (CAF) is aware of the matter and will discuss how to handle it.

According to a reliable source, the case was seized and an emergency inquiry was opened with the DRC, revealing the case, including a minimum three-year suspension from AFCON and a hefty fine, The Herze newspaper of Zimbabwe reported in the Malagasy Report Wrote it. It further claims that Moise Katumbi, owner and politician and businessman of TP Mazembe, organized the fixing, though to state that his 'evidence' is lurid.

DR Congo needed a big win over Zimbabwe to have a chance to advance to the next stage, but came into the game defeating Uganda and defeated Egypt by scoring 2â€"0. Zimbabwe, by contrast, scored 1â€"0 to Egypt and 1â€"1 with Uganda, where they should have won, but did well enough for a scary miss from striker Knowledge Musona.

But Chris had a nightmare against Congolese had been mistaken for three straight goals although it should also be said that he was left open several times at the time of his defense. The report has a number of red flags, which question its authenticity, and perhaps suggest that it is the Madagascar media's attempt to throw their DR Congo counterparts away from their games before Sunday's fixation.

The report claimed that Katumbi was spotted before the game at the Zimbabwe Hotel. But this was the same hotel in which the DR Congo team stayed and hence their presence was easily stated. It is claimed that an Egyptian bank flagged an alleged payment to the bank account of Chiapezeze, but it is unclear that, why any bank in that country would was involved in a transaction between DR Congo/Europe and Zimbabwe/South Africa.

It is not clear when this fix may be negotiated. Zifa is no stranger to match-fixing after the AsiaGate scandals of a decade ago, to where it proved beyond doubt that the national team threw the match in favor of betting syndicates.

Source - Byo24News

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