We’ve not taken bribe from TP Mazembe – Berekum Chelsea’s Nana Nketiah

The Blues have denied being offered money to give away the last group stage fixture against the former African champions on Sunday
Berekum Chelsea have denied ever receiving bribe from TP Mazembe ahead of their Sunday clash to influence the result in favour of the Ravens.

A Tunisian website last week alleged that the Blues have been approached by officials of the Congolese side to give away the game so that they will be able to escape Esperance Sportive de Tunis in the semi-final.

Berekum Chelsea, however, defeated TP Mazembe 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

A statement issued by Chelsea chief executive officer, Nana Kwame Nketiah, said the report was false.

“We have not met any TP Mazembe official or officials let alone discuss bribes,” the statement said. “We want to assure all Ghanaians, Berekum Chelsea fans and members of African football fraternity that we will not desecrate the sanctity of our club and African football with such dubious acts.”

It added: “We also want to warn the media to desist from spreading such false reports or we will be forced to take legal action to salvage our hard-earned reputation.”