Bulgarian game monitored for match-fixing

SOFIA - The regional prosecutor's office will monitor Saturday's match between Bulgarian second division club Svetkavitsa and local rivals Volov after allegations of match-fixing. The prosecutor's office in the northern town of Turgovishte said it had been informed of a plot to try and fix the outcome of the game. Bookmakers Eurofootball suspending betting on Friday after reporting unusual betting patterns. Prosecutor Atanas Mollov warned coach Plamen Donev, who is temporarily in charge of Svetkavitsa's chief in the absence of president Petko Mateev, that the match would be "examined very closely". Donev rejected the allegations. "I've told him (Mollov) he can sit next to me on the bench during the match if he has any suspicions," Donev told reporters after meeting the prosecutor. Volov are 13th in the standings, only two points above the relegation zone. Last week, the Bulgarian Football Union asked the state prosecutor and the Interior Ministry to investigate allegations of match-fixing involving several top-flight games.