Officials of Egyptian club, Al Masry have accused Seychellian referee, Bernard Camille of demanding a bribe from the club before their CAF Confederations Cup game against AS Vita of Congo on Wednesday.
Al Masry failed to reach the final of the continental showpiece after a 4-0 loss against Congolese club, AS Vita and the club are blaming their exit on the official.
Egypt media, Kingfut reported that Al Masry coach, Ibrahim Hassan revealed in a radio broadcast that they recorded the conversation with the referee who was demanding for a bribe.
“He [Bernard Camille] asked us for a bribe and we managed to record it.
“We reached out to CAF to try and submit these recordings as evidence for them to start investigating on the matter.
“This whole situation started after the technical meeting when the referee asked the team’s manager for his phone number.
“He contacted him using Whatsapp and we have screenshots of text messages to prove our case,” he concluded.
It was also reported that the hosts’ supporters became hostile after the game as they threw a rock which hit AL Masry head coach, Hossam Hassan who suffered a head injury and was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment.