SWEDEN – Former Nigeria midfielder, Dickson Etuhu, has been found guilty of attempted match-fixing by the Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday.
Ehuhu, however, escaped a jail sentence but was fined and sentenced to probation, without further details being made public, according to BBC Sports.
The court said that “the content of what the men submitted to the player (Stamatopoulos) was so clear that it should be considered a criminal offer of a bribe.”
Etuhu was charged with trying to bribe a goalkeeper to fix the result of a league match between his former side, Stockholm’s AIK and IFK Gothenburg.
The game was due to be played on May 18, 2017, but was postponed after goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos told AIK he had been approached by Etuhu and another man with a view to fixing the game.
The offence of gross bribery carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.
Etuhu played at the 2010 World Cup for Nigeria and had a lengthy career in England for Manchester City, Preston North End, Norwich, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers, before moving to play in Sweden.