Update: Etuhu's match-fixing sentence appealed

Update: Etuhu's match-fixing sentence appealed

Dickson Etuhu’s punishment by a Swedish Court is facing an appeal after the former Nigerian international was sentenced on Wednesday.

As reported here on Futaa yesterday, Etuhu was found guilty of influencing Greek and AIK goalkeeper Kyriakos "Kenny" Stamatopoulos in a Swedish league game in 2017.

Etuhu escaped jail term but was handed a fine as well as serve community service. The powers have now confirmed appealing the ruling based on a belief that the punishment does not equal the offense.

"I think it is important that the case is tried in a higher instance," prosecutor Johan Lindmark told local media via BBC Football.

"There are important questions, we need to look at the seriousness of the crime, and the punishment. The Supreme Court has to decide how seriously to look at match fixing,” added Lindmark.

Etuhu had over 30 caps for the Super Eagles which included the 2008 AFCON and 2010 FIFA World Cup. His club football included Manchester City and Fulham.