Swedish court clears Etuhu

Shanghai Daily - - SPORTS - SOC­CER

A SWEDISH court has ac­quit­ted a former player of match-fix­ing charges. Dick­son Etuhu, a former mid­fielder with Swedish club AIK, Manch­ester City and Nige­ria’s na­tional team, had been charged with try­ing to bribe team­mate Kenny Stam­atopou­los to fix the re­sult of a league match against IFK Gothen­burg in May 2017. The game was can­celed after Stam­atopou­los, AIK’s goal­keeper, told the team he had been ap­proached by Etuhu. Stock­holm District Court judge Carl Rosen­muller says it was “words against words,” and that Etuhu had “com­pletely de­nied” propos­ing to fix any match.

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