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Ex-Eagles Star Dickson Etuhu Banned From Football Activities for 5 Years

Former Super Eagles and Fulham Star Dickson Etuhu has been handed a 5 year ban from football related activities, by the Swedish Football Association, for match fixing scandal back in 2017.

The former player was found guilty for the crime back in November 2019, having arrived the country earlier in 2014, where he signed for AIK Fresh.

The said match was to be played between AIK and IFK Goteborg in the Allsvenskan. The match was however called off when the allegations came to light.

Etuhu was founder guilty for approaching and offering money to Kyriakos Stamatopoulos, who was AIK assistant goalkeeper, to allow Goteborg win.

“The Disciplinary Board has decided to suspend two people because they have deliberately tried to persuade a football player to underperform in one of the team’s matches.

“Through their actions, these people have violated the anti-match fixing regulations, and they are therefore suspended for five years.

“The ban includes training, competing or performing any assignments in any sports.” The Swedish FA said.

What this means for Etuhu is that, he is banned from any football related activity in Sweden, including coaching until 2025.

Etuhu enjoyed a 14-year stint in England. Starting at ​Manchester City, he was one of David Moyes’ final signings as Preston boss, where he impressed in the ​Championship for almost four seasons and earned a move to Norwich City.

He was signed by Sunderland in 2007 upon the Black Cats’ return to the ​Premier League under Roy Keane. His best spell, however, came at ​Fulham as he was in the heart of Roy Hodgson’s midfield that famously went all the way to the Europa League final in 2009/10.

The player retired from football back in 2017.

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