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Former Manchester City star handed five-year ban for match-fixing scam

Image source: Voice of Nigeria

Former Manchester City midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been banned from football in Sweden for five years after being found guilty of match fixing.

The Nigerian professional was accused of trying to influence the ending of the game between AIK and IFK Gothenburg in May 2017 as he offered former AIK goalkeeper Kyriakos Stamatopoulos money to underperform.

The 37-year-old was fined and ordered to serve a probation period instead of prison sentence. The Swedish FA announced that former IFK Rossjoholm player Alban Jusufi has also been banned.

The 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.

The ban includes training, competing or performing any assignments in any sports.”

Source: Daily Star

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