An alleged plot to outwit Ghana in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers courtesy South African solidarity is being hatched by Zambia and Lesotho, according to rumours in Zambia.
Ghana are in the same group with Lesotho and Zambia as well as Sudan in the qualifiers for the tournament in Brazil as the third round of matches will be played this month.
Claims are that plans are far advanced for regional neighbours to play it soft for Zambia to gain the desired resulted to enable them edge past Ghana to win the group’s sole ticket to the final phase of the qualifiers.
The Zambians know that Lesotho are capable of spoiling their party as the two sides clash in the qualifiers later this month in Maseru.
Keen on keeping their place on top of the group unconfirmed information has it that low level officials in Zambia are trying to pull the regional cards for Lesotho to play it soft against them to give them advantage over Ghana in the qualifiers.
Despite these claims, the Zambian FA officials has vehemently denied that they are taking part in a plot to fix the match between the two countries this month.
The Chipolopolo are in pole position in the group thanks to three boardroom points they won following a protest against Sudan over the fielding of an ineligible player.
The news has spread like wildfire in Zambia with many people in drinking bars also discussing the possibility of a fixed match when they clash with Lesotho.
Meanwhile, FIFA could send special investigators to watch the match if they suspect there will be foul play during the game.