A Court of Appeal in Sweden has found former Nigerian midfielder, Dickson Etuhu, guilty of attempted match fixing.
Etuhu who played for AIK Solna in the Swedish top-flight between 2015 and 2016, was convicted of trying to influence former teammate Kyriakos “Kenny” Stamatopoulos with money to fix a game between AIK and IFK Gothenburg in May 2017.
Last December, a court in Stockholm cleared the 37-year-old of alleged match-fixing, stating there was not enough evidence to hold Stamatopoulos.
In Wednesday’s ruling, the former Fulham and Manchester City player escaped a jail sentence but was handed a fine and ordered to serve a period of probation.
The court stated, “the content of what the men submitted to the player (Stamatopoulos) was so clear that it should be considered a criminal offer of bribe.”
37-year-old Etuhu will appeal against the ruling at the Supreme Court.