A Swedish court has found former Super Eagles international Dickson Etuhu guilty of match-fixing.
The Stockholm Court of Appeal confirmed in a press release that Etuhu and an unnamed ex-professional attempted to influence AIK and Greek goalkeeper Kyriakos "Kenny" Stamatopoulos to throw a top division game back in 2017.
“The content of what the men submitted to the player (Stamatopoulos) was so clear that it should be considered a criminal offer of bribe,” stated the court via BBC Sport.
Rather than a jail sentence, the former Manchester City, Fulham and Blackburn Nigerian midfielder was fined and ordered to probation. However, Utuhu has assured he will be launching an appeal via the Supreme Court.
Etuhu’s Super Eagles career included runs in the AFCON 2008 and the 2010 World Cup tournaments. While Etuh’s charge case was originally called off, a prosecutor named Johan Lindmark was set on appealing the ruling.
"It was with satisfaction that I received the verdict today," Lindmark said. "I had appealed on the grounds that I thought the court of law would change and was not surprised when I saw the verdict,” concluded the prosecutor.
Etuhu’s full club career:
- Manchester City
- Preston North End
- Norwich City
- Blackburn Rovers
- AIK (Sweden)
- IFK Rössjöholm (Sweden).