Tuesday July 1 2014
World Cup match-fixing claims

Cameroon Football Federation officials will investigate claims against seven of their players of match-fixing at the 2014 World Cup.

The Africans, who lost each of their three Group A matches this summer to Mexico, Croatia and Brazil, have been confirmed as set for an investigation by their Federation’s Ethics Committee.

This follows allegations made by convicted fraudster Wilson Raj Perumal to Die Spiegel magazine, in which he accurately predicted the result against Croatia and that a Cameroon player would be sent off - the Africans lost 4-0 in Manaus, with Alex Song sent off before half-time for an elbow aimed at Mario Mandzukic.

FECAFOOT have responded with the release of a statement on the matter promising an investigation.

“Recent allegations of fraud around Cameroon's three 2014 World Cup games, especially Cameroon vs. Croatia, as well as 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,” the Federation's comment reads.

“We are strongly committed to employ all means necessary to resolve this disruptive matter in the shortest delays.”

This was followed up by the Federation’s Vice-President Joseph Owona: “We wish to inform the general public that, though not yet contacted by FIFA in regards to this affair, our administration has already instructed its Ethics Committee to further investigate these accusations.”

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