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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.
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.