CAFCL: Lobi Alleges Match-Fixing Row Before Wydad Clash

Lobi Stars’ Head Coach, Solomon Ogbeide has alleged that some unscrupulous individuals sought after his lads to fix Tuesday’s CAF Champions League clash against Wydad Casablanca, reports.

The Tunisian side were held to a goalless draw at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium by the Nigerian champions, however, according to the coach of the visiting side, his players had been approached by unidentified figures prior to the fixture.

Lobi lost by a lone goal to Wydad in the first leg at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu and defeat in Morrocco would stifle their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-final round, which will put the North African side in a better chance to progress to the next round.

“One person in Morocco tried to bribe the players before the game to facilitate the Wydad mission,” Ogbeide said while speaking to the media after the game.

“It is a shame that there are still such things in Africa, and football on the continent is still corrupt.

“We will bring this incident to CAF for investigation.”

Wydad Casablanca are expected to issue a statement on the match-fixing claim with CAF launching an investigation.

Lobi Stars sit at the base of Group A with four games after four matches, and they travel to Pretoria for their next clash with Mamelodi Sundowns on March 9.