Former Super Eagles star, Dickson Etuhu handed a five-year ban for match-fixing in Sweden

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Former Super Eagles star, Dickson Etuhu handed a five-year ban for match-fixing in Sweden

Former Nigeria international, Dickson Etuhu has been banned from all football activities in Sweden for five years after his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

 

The ex-Manchester City and Fulham midfielder, 37, was accused of offering a bribe to his former AIK Stockholm team-mate Kenny Stamatopoulos to fix a game against Gothenburg in May 2017.

 

The Reserve goalkeeper Stamatopoulos was reportedly offered around £180,000 by Utuhu to under-perform after an injury to the club’s first choice. 

 

In November 2019, he was found guilty of attempting to fix a match between IFK Gothenburg and AIK in 2017. Etuhu was fined and ordered to serve a period of probation but avoided a prison sentence. 

 

The Swedish Football Association has now taken action to ban the 37-year-old Etuhu and the former IFK Rössjöholm player Alban Jusufi for “deliberately trying to persuade an Allsvenskan player to underperform in one of their team’s matches”.

 

A statement from the Swedish FA…



Source: Linda Ikeji