Chipezeze considering legal action over match-fixing claims

Elvis Chipezeze (Getty Images)
Elvis Chipezeze (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Zimbabwe goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze says he is considering legal action against a report that he was involved in match-fixing during the Africa Cup of Nations.

Chipezeze was accused by a publication of being paid to concede goals during the Warriors' 4-0 loss to DR Congo.

The Herald claimed that the 29-year-old Baroka FC shot-stopper was approached by TP Mazembe owner Moise Katumbe to give away some easy goals.

The player went on to have a poor game which seemed to make the situation worse.

He told KickOff: "Yes I saw the report.

"No... you know sometimes the media is always talking because that story came out in, is it Mozambique if I'm not mistaken [sighing]? So it's painful you know to be accused of such things because it could ruin someone's career. So it's painful, it's painful."

"I don't do such things, because I know those things will ruin someone's career you know. I don't even tolerate such stuff. So I don't know who published that story, what their agenda was you know," he insisted.

"But you know things like these, you know when you lie to the world, trying to tarnish my image, I'm not even happy, even now I'm talking to my lawyer, I think he is going to fix it so that I clear my name because it's not healthy."

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