I Have Never Fixed a Match in My Life… FIFA Still Like Bad Dream


By Segun Odegbami
I wanted to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. i believe in the spiritual dictum that the truth will set you free.

I traveled all the way to Abuja to meet him. I looked straight and deep into his eyes, and asked him:
Did you fix any match?

He responded without any hesitation, in a flurry of words that I shall only try to recall here. It was not an interview.

“The truth is that I did not, and I have never fixed any match
in my life. How are matches fixed? Throughout my career in football I never even heard about match fixing. Throughout my coaching career also, I never heard about it. So, how can I be involved?

“This whole thing is like a joke to me. The incident happened in 2009, some 10 years ago. It is only now that this matter has been raised that I am even trying to recall what happened.

“I was out of job. After my football career, the only work I could do is coach after obtaining my European A Iicense, even though in…

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