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Former Super Eagles Of Nigeria Player Ban For Match Fixing

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”.

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