Two Rwandan football officials arrested for allegedly bribing referee to influence the outcome of AFCON Qualifier match

Two Rwandan football officials arrested for allegedly bribing referee to influence the outcome of AFCON Qualifier match
Two Rwandan football officials have been arrested for allegedly offering a bribe to influence the outcome of a match between Rwanda vs Cote d’Ivoire in an AFCON qualifier played over the weekend.The Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) on Thursday said it was holding the football federation (Ferwafa) Secretary-General Francois Regis Uwayezu and the Commissioner of Competitions Eric Ruhamiriza over allegations that they tried to bribe Jackson Pavaza, a Namibian referee who officiated the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on September 9 between Rwanda and Cote d’Ivoire at Stade de Kigali.“We are questioning them. RIB has the mandate to investigate alleged crimes which have been brought to light, in the interest of the general public,” RIB spokesperson Modeste Mbabazi told the www.soka25east.comNamibian media on Tuesday reported that Pavaza had communicated to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) that the officials tried to bribe him and other officials to manipulate the results in favour of the Rwandan national team Amavubi.In an envelope“The money was in an envelope. I did not try to count it or see how much it I was. I just told them that I do not accept any gifts from anyone, as per...