The controversy-hit CAF Confederation Cup fixture between USM Alger and Plateau United staggered to a new dimension on Monday when the Nigerian champions claimed they resisted moves by the Algerians to alter the kick-off of their second leg clash in Algiers for Tuesday.
Plateau won the first leg of the second-tier African club competition clash 2-1 in Lagos on April 8, but a bribery allegation took some of the shine off the Jos side’s laboured win.
South African referee Victor Gomes alleged that he and his assistants were approached before the game with an offer of $30‚000 to fix the result but they rejected the bribe. Gomes later reported the matter to the Confederation of African Football.
However, both clubs denied the allegation, with USM stating that the allegation was a “hate campaign to destabilise the club”.
Plateau said they couldn’t have offfered $30‚000 to fix the encounter when they are embroiled in financial…
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