Ex Super Eagles Player Dickson Etuhu Found Guilty Of Match Fixing In Sweden

The former Fulham and Manchester City midfielder escaped a jail sentence in Sweden following a court ruling on Wednesday
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A Court of Appeal in Sweden has found former Nigerian midfielder, Dickson Etuhu, guilty of attempted match fixing.

Etuhu 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.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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