Posted by News Express | 1 July 2014 | 3,615 times
Cameroon officials are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup in Brazil.
A BBC report said that the ethics committee of the country’s football federation will look at allegations of “fraud” by “seven bad apples” in their three group games.
It said that the allegations were first made in a German newspaper by a convicted match fixer from Singapore.
Cameroon lost all their Group A games, including a 4-0 defeat by Croatia.
The Indomitable Lions had Alex Song sent off for lashing out at Mario Mandzukic in that game, while team-mates Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Benjamin Moukandjo clashed late on in the game.
BBC quoted a statement from Cameroon’s FA as saying: “Recent allegations of fraud around Cameroon’s 2014 FIFA World Cup three preliminary games, especially Cameroon versus Croatia, as well of the ‘existence of seven bad apples [in our national team]’ do not reflect the values and principles promoted by our administration, in line with FIFA’s code of conduct and the ethics of our nation.
“We are strongly committed to employ all means necessary to resolve this disruptive matter in the shortest delays.”
•Photo shows the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
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