Ex-Super Eagles Player Found Not Guilty Of Match-Fixing By Swedish Court
Ex-Super Eagles star, Dickson Etuhu has been absolved of any match fixing offences.
The former Premier League football player was found not guilty by a Swedish court on Thursday of attempting to fix the result of a 2017 league match between IFK Gothenburg and his former club, Stockholm’s AIK.
Etuhu was charged with trying to bribe his former AIK team mate, goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos, to fix the result of the game.
The match, which was due to be played on May 18, 2017, was subsequently postponed when Stamatopoulos informed his club about the alleged approach.
Judge Carl Rosenmuller, who delivered the verdict, said: "The question in the case has been to fairly accurately determine what was said at the restaurant and then judge it legally.
"Words have been against words and the accused have completely denied that they proposed any match fix.
"Despite this, there has been a close proximity to the goalkeeper, especially from one of the defendants, as well as the fact that this approach concerned match fixing of the upcoming match between AIK and IFK Göteborg.
"However, it has not been proven in the case that during the conversation it has been sufficiently concrete to reach a criminal offence."
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