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Match-fixing allegations hit AFCON, Round of 16 fixtures may be changed

The entire knockout stage bracket of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations could be changed after Herald Newspaper claimed that Zimbabwe threw their last group fixture against DR Congo.

The Warriors were dumped out of the competition, after losing 4-0 to the Congolese.

It is suggested that a Congolese businessman and politician, Moise Katumbi, the multi-millionaire owner of TP Mazembe, could have been involved in the plot to sway Zimbabwe goalkeeper, Elvis Chipezeze, to underperform in the big match and boost the cause of the Central Africans.

CAF’s emergency committee has reportedly begun an investigation into the matter, which could lead to a heavy fine and possible expulsion of DR Congo from the AFCON.

It could also mean that Uganda is moved up to be the best third-place team, which would change the entire knockout stage bracket.

This, however, is not likely to affect the standing of the Black Stars. No matter what happens, the Stars are more likely to play the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia than not.

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