Benin coach Reinhard Fabisch claims he was asked to help fix the outcome of one of his side’s matches in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Fabisch says he was approached two days before Monday’s 1-0 defeat to Mali by a man asking him to influence the outcome of the game.
Fabisch said: “He wanted to find out from me if there was any possibility of manipulating the match.
“I told him: ‘Look, you have two minutes to leave the hotel or I will call the police’.”
Fabisch added that he has warned his players to be wary of similar approaches.
“I think that African players are vulnerable to this kind of approach, because many of them don’t have money,” he added.
“This is why poor countries like Benin are targeted.
“I cut him short and told him to leave. It doesn’t help football.”