After Zimbabwe found themselves in the middle of the match-fixing storm, the man accused of bribing Warriors and Baroka FC goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze has reacted to the allegations.
A Madagascan newspaper reported on Wednesday that Moise Katumbi, multi-millionaire owner of TP Mazambe, allegedly bribed Chipezeze to underperform in Congo DR’s 4-0 win over Zimbabwe.
However, the Congolese business has released a statement, denying all allegations and calling them “partial fiction and poor journalism”.
Mr. Katumbi sent an official letter to Caf, explaining his innocence and stating that he had already left Egypt by the time he was alleged to have been appeared in Zimbabwe’s hotel to approach the Warriors for match-fixing.
“Mr. Katumbi formally denounces these accusations,” reads the statement as translated from French into English.
“Mr. Katumbi would wish to underline that by the time these alleged accusations happened, he had already left Egypt. So it was physically impossible for him to approach any players. His passport confirms this and a copy of that is attached to this letter.”