Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and World Cup player Dickson Paul Etuhu has been ban for five years for match fixing.
A 37 years old former Manchester City ace, was accused of offering a bribe to his former AIK Stockholm team-mate Kenny Stamatopoulos to fix a game against Gothenburg in May 2017.
Reserve goalkeeper Stamatopoulos was understood to have been offered around £180,000 to under-perform after an injury to the club’s No1 and flagged the approach, meaning the match was postponed.
Although Etuhu denied any wrong doing but after a lengthy of investigation, he was found guilty in November 2019.
The Swedish FA came down hard by slapping him with the five-year ban together with Alban Yusufi who retired from active football in 2013.
A statement from the Swedish FA read: “The Disciplinary Board has decided to suspend two people because they have deliberately tried to persuade a football player to underperform in one of the team’s matches”.
“Through their actions, these people have violated the anti-match fixing regulations, and they are therefore suspended for five years”.