A suivre en direct, le drame probable de TP Mazembe. Lorsqu’ on carbure à l’ argent, on se préoccupe davantage des montants que de la pollution qui imprègne, inverse les valeurs et crée des réflexes mortifères. Car on ne peut tout acheter. Bien au contraire, l’ argent fait autant d’ amis que d’ ennemis.
Selon l’ article 24 de la CAF, si la confédération est informée, quelque soit la source, qu’ une équipe a commis un acte de fraude à la moralité sportive, une enquête est obligatoirement ouverte. Si le fait est avéré, l’ équipe coupable s’ expose à une suspension pouvant atteindre 3 années, de toutes les compétitions.
Exactly 33 years after taking his first step to being a billionaire by making a US$15 profit from selling fish Moise Katumbi has a dream of revolutionising football in Southern Africa. One does not get a clear picture of how rich Katumbi is until you set foot on a magnificent property the 46-year-old business mogul calls home. After going through the security protocol the sight of top-of-the-range cars, including some vintage ones, epitomises the light years between Katumbi’s lifestyle and that of the ordinary Congolese. And before you get to count all the cars (this reporter got to 38) a gold-coated fountain, home to fish Katumbi’s aides claim to have been imported from Europe, catches the eye. Ordinarily the garden to the left will be your final destination. But we got the rare opportunity of getting through the heavy front door.
An aide handed Katumbi a brown envelope from which the Mazembe owner pulled out a US$30,000 bundle. “ Now this is my little way of trying to help out a brother in need” Katumbi said, adding: “My affairs in Zimbabwe are handled by the owner of Chez Ntemba in Harare and not any other person. I also have friends in Government and I am always ready to channel my help to you through official channels”. And in a flash, Katumbi dangled an additional US$20 000.
With US$50 000 in pocket the Dynamos delegation headed to their Central Hotel base where a five-hour-long meeting on what to do with the money was held. In the end it was agreed that the players be given US$1 000 each with the rest being taken to Harare and declared before being used for club administration.