Cameroon World Cup 2014 match fixing claims
Officials from Cameroon are investigating claims that a number of players are involved in match fixing at the World Cup in Brazil.
The Ethics Committee of the African Football Federation will look at allegations of fraud in the three Cameroon group games.
Allegations have been reported by German newspaper Der Spiegel claiming the involvement of a known convicted match fixer from Singapore.
Cameroon lost all of their Group A World Cup games.
A statement from Cameroon FA reads:
“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.”
Fifa have not yet made comment on whether it will investigate these claims.
They did however, add:
“Speaking generally, the integrity of the game is a top priority for Fifa and as such we take any allegations of match manipulation very seriously.”
The build up to Cameroon’s World Cup was disrupted by the players refusing to board the plane to Brazil until a dispute over bonuses had been settled. An agreement was reached with Cameroon’s Football Federation, Fecafoot, but the squad arrived almost a day late in Brazil.