Dickson Etuhu Banned for Match Fixing

Nigerian footballer Dickson Etuhu has been banned for five years from participating in Swedish matches after he was found to have been involved in match-fixing.

The ban saw Etuhu, alongside Alban Jusufi, given the stiff ban for breaching the Swedish Football Association's anti-match fixing rules. Both players attempted to bribe goalkeeper Kyriakos Stamatopoulos to underperform in a match in 2017. Stamatopoulos was offered SEK 2 million to rig the game, but he instead reported the attempt to authorities.

Both players were convicted of the match-fixing last year, which is a crime in Sweden. The pair were given probation instead of a jail sentence.

Etuhu began playing for Manchester City in 2000 and has played throughout England and Sweden. He also has logged matches for Nigeria, including participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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20 April 2020 - 5:51pm
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Stamatopoulos was offered SEK 2 million to rig the game, but he instead reported the attempt to authorities.

So..there's fair people as well...well done!

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Nigerian footballer Dickson Etuhu has been banned for five years from participating in Swedish matches after he was found to have been involved in match-fixing.

Just in Sweden!?!...so he could play in Germany for example...this is an absurd!?

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Both players were convicted of the match-fixing last year, which is a crime in Sweden. The pair were given probation instead of a jail sentence.

Why?!

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Etuhu began playing for Manchester City in 2000 and has played throughout England and Sweden. He also has logged matches for Nigeria, including participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

I knew I've heard his name before..but have been completely forgot about him...well he obviously runs his own business now!😉

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21 April 2020 - 4:33am
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he obviously runs his own business now!😉

😂 Comedy gold!

I think if he tries to play elsewhere he'll probably have trouble getting signed by anyone. At least I hope so.

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21 April 2020 - 6:48pm
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Yeah, I've been usually used to such stories here..or at least I was many years ago when I've had any interest in local football...but still kind of frustrated hearing of such stories..

I'm not saying he'd attempt any of that again especially being under probation...but common... this guy should be allowed to kick the ball just with friends or his own kids in the park...and who knows maybe he'd be alright to let the better team win then...

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